Established in 1981 to address the growing problem of hunger, Operation Food Search is a St. Louis food bank that distributes food free of charge helping to feed the poor and hungry.
Operation Food Search distributes more than 1.5 million pounds of perishable and non-perishable food and household items to 250 food pantries and soup kitchens who offer emergency hunger-relief to nearly 100,000 poor people every single month. Nearly half the recipients are children.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We offer a wide variety of activities to fit any schedule and timeframe.
The Operation Food Search service area includes 30 Illinois and Missouri counties surrounding the City of St. Louis.