Operation Foodsearch

Founded in 1981, Operation Food Search (OFS) is a hunger relief organization that provides free 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. The agency provides food and services to 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis – one-third of whom are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 42 Missouri and Illinois counties.

Kristen Wild, President & CEO of Operation Food Search discussed the strategies for meeting the immediate needs, building nutrition IQ, and championing change for those who are in need.

[00:00] Opening

[01:15] Return to Civility

[02:01] Interview with Kristen Wild

  • Food pantry vs Foodbank
  • History of Operation Food Search
  • Distribution of Food
  • Expired food
  • Food insecurity
  • 3 Food Pillars

[25:42] Information on Saint Louis In Tune

[27:05] Dred Scott Heritage Foundation Stamp Petition

[28:37] Follow-up thoughts on Operation Foodsearch

[32:15] Word of the Day - Oneirology

[34:42] Patriotism versus Nationalism

[48:26] Humor

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