Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, has teamed up with area partners to create additional avenues and expand existing methods for feeding all children 18 years of age and younger.  The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the USDA, ensures that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.  The summer meal program begins June 4 and runs through Aug. 10 with mobile and stationary service extended to now operate Mon. through Sat. between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


In 2012, OFS sponsored SFSP at a single location and served 5,000 meals to children.  In the summer of 2016, the introduction of the mobile meals concept proved successful in breaking down transportation barriers and increasing access to healthy food.  The organization’s 2018 goal is to serve 100,000 meals at a combination of stationary and mobile sites throughout the St. Louis region. 


This year the mobile meal vans will serve 33 locations via three routes.  There will be a total of 30 stationary meal service locations such as the International Institute located at 3401 Arsenal St., as well as at both St. Louis County and Public Libraries.


OFS’ meal service provides a daily dose of nutrition, along with a variety of games, arts, crafts, and STEM projects.  The healthy meals fuel growing bodies while the engaging activities enrich curious minds.  

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  • Starting Monday, June 4th, 2018, repeated every day until Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm


Operation Food Search

1644 Lotsie Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132


Rochelle Brandvein