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