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Operation Food Search Names Inaugural Fellow

Operation Food Search Names Inaugural Fellow

Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, recently announced that Kathlee Freeman has been appointed as the first recipient to receive the Mary Ellen Gipson Fellowship. Freeman is a PhD student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research…

Operation Food Search to Host Bake for Good Event

Operation Food Search to Host Bake for Good Event

Operation Food Search (OFS), a local hunger relief organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger and family food insecurity in the St. Louis bi-state region, will host a School of Cooking and Sharing “Cook, Learn and Share” culinary class event on…

Operation Food Search to Hold Seventh Annual Tomato Explosion

Operation Food Search to Hold Seventh Annual Tomato Explosion

Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, will partner with Feast Magazine plus more than 80 local restaurants to hold its seventh annual Tomato Explosion.  Throughout the month of July, participating restaurants will donate a portion of their…

Operation Food Search Hires New Director of Advocacy and Research

Operation Food Search Hires New Director of Advocacy and Research

Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, recently hired Trina Ragain as Director of Advocacy and Research.   In this position, Ragain will be responsible for educating and engaging elected officials, policymakers, government…

Operation Food Search to Hold Shop Out Hunger Day

Operation Food Search to Hold Shop Out Hunger Day

Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, will host its ninth annual Shop Out Hunger on Sat., June 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Previously called Saturday Jubilee, the region-wide food drive is held to restock the…

Operation Food Search Receives Nearly $29,000 Grant for Summer Program

Operation Food Search Receives Nearly $29,000 Grant for Summer Program

A St. Louis summer meal program just received a much-needed boost that will make a monumental difference in the lives of food insecure children. Operation Food Search (OFS), a local relief organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger and family food…

Operation Food Search Introduces New Summertime Food Opportunities

Operation Food Search Introduces New Summertime Food Opportunities

No matter how hot St. Louis summers get, children – approximately 173,000 in our bi-state region – still need to be fed. Enter Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, which has teamed up with new area partners…

Operation Food Search Introduces New Summertime Food Opportunity

Operation Food Search Introduces New Summertime Food Opportunity

No matter how hot summers get, children – approximately 173,000 in our bi-state region – still need to be fed in St. Louis.Enter Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, which has teamed up with new area partners…

Operation Food Search to Feature Father Dominic, The Bread Monk

Operation Food Search to Feature Father Dominic, The Bread Monk

Operation Food Search (OFS), a local hunger relief organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger and family food insecurity in the St. Louis bi-state region, will host the School of Cooking and Sharing’s “Cook, Learn and Share” culinary class event on…

Operation Food Search Hires New Director of Child Nutrition Programs

Operation Food Search Hires New Director of Child Nutrition Programs

Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, recently hired Brian Wieher as Director of Child Nutrition Programs.  In this position, Wieher will manage OFS’ summer and after-school meal programs.  He also will…

Operation Food Search Receives Good360 Award

Operation Food Search Receives Good360 Award

Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, recently received the Good360 Circle of Good award. Good360 is a global leader in socially responsible product giving to the mutual benefit of both its…

Connectria Hosting Holds Food Drive for Operation Food Search

Connectria Hosting Holds Food Drive for Operation Food Search

Connectria Hosting recently held a food drive and collected more than 12,000 pounds of food and personal care items for Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry.  The value of the donations…

Operation Food Search to Host School of Cooking and Sharing’s First Class

Operation Food Search to Host School of Cooking and Sharing’s First Class

Operation Food Search (OFS), a local hunger relief organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger and family food insecurity in the St. Louis bi-state region, will host the School of Cooking and Sharing’s first “Cook, Learn and Share” culinary class event…

Operation Food Search to Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week

Operation Food Search to Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week

Without volunteers, organizations would literally be unable to function.  That is why April is National Volunteer Month, which recognizes the many efforts of those who graciously give their time and their support to worthy non-profit agencies. Operation Food Search (OFS),…

Operation Food Search Raises $105,000 at Purses for Pantries Fundraiser

Operation Food Search Raises $105,000 at Purses for Pantries Fundraiser

Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, recently held its fourth Purses for Pantries fundraiser and raised $105,000. The event included both silent and live auctions featuring a variety of designer and…

Dierbergs Markets Donates $75,000 to Operation Food Search

Dierbergs Markets Donates $75,000 to Operation Food Search

Dierbergs Markets is one of the area’s first corporations to kick start the public phase of a local non-profit’s drive to end food insecurity. Dierbergs recently donated $75,000 toward a capital campaign by Operation Food Search (OFS) called “The Campaign…

The Monsanto Fund Presents Grant to Operation Food Search

The Monsanto Fund Presents Grant to Operation Food Search

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, recently awarded a grant of more than $16,000 to Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry.  The grant will be used for the…

Operation Food Search Receives $30,000 Grant from PNC Foundation

Operation Food Search Receives $30,000 Grant from PNC Foundation

Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area's hungry, recently received a $30,000 grant from the PNC Foundation.  The grant will go toward OFS' Cooking Matters programming with an initiative entitled "Starting Early:  Creating…

Operation Food Search to Hold Fourth Purses for Pantries Fundraiser

Operation Food Search to Hold Fourth Purses for Pantries Fundraiser

Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, will host its fourth Purses for Pantries fundraiser on Sat., March 18 at the River City Casino & Hotel Event Center located at 777 River…

Operation Food Search Launches Campaign’s Public Phase

Operation Food Search Launches Campaign’s Public Phase

Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, recently announced the public phase of its food insecurity campaign, “The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in the St. Louis Region.”   OFS has already…

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