We are a statewide collaborative working to establish a system that integrates food and nutrition with health care.
Our efforts include:


Access to food and nutrition can improve the health of individuals and communities
while also reducing health care costs. People are more likely to develop and have difficulty
managing chronic health conditions when they do not have access to enough food and
nutrition. Food insecurity is also expensive, accounting for $1 billion in avoidable health
care costs in Missouri.

We believe there is an opportunity to integrate food into the health care system, improving
the value of health care and creating a more equitable system of care for all Missourians.


Health insurers, health care providers, researchers, community organizations, policymakers, community members and others are invited to join the FIMMO collaborative!

Operation Food Search’s (OFS) mission is to nourish and educate our neighbors in need to heal the hurt of hunger.


Founded in 1981, OFS is a hunger relief organization that provides food, nutrition education and innovative programs proven to reduce food insecurity. With a strategic focus aimed at ending childhood hunger, OFS empowers families and increases access to healthy and affordable food. We provide food and services to nearly 200,000 individuals monthly – one-third of whom are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 27 Missouri and Illinois counties and the city of St. Louis.
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OFS Policy & Advocacy

OFS works beyond immediate food assistance to develop upstream solutions to addressing hunger. We educate others about food insecurity and advocate for policy changes on the state and federal level. We also provide innovative programs designed to improve the overall health of individuals and communities and create lasting change.
OFS’s Strategy


Food is Medicine Missouri is a statewide collaborative increasing awareness about the importance of food and nutrition for overall health.

Are you interested in working together to establish that Food is Medicine?