In the St. Louis region, 1 in every 6 individuals struggles with hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity, including more than 173,000 children. Operation Food Search (OFS), a leading hunger relief organization, strengthens the safety net by empowering children and families with a range of innovative programs and services proven to reduce food insecurity and increase access to healthy and affordable food. • Mission: We fight hunger with innovative and collaborative solutions that provide food today and help create a hunger-free tomorrow. • Vision: We envision a region where everyone has equitable access to the food they need to lead healthy lives. • Core Values: We believe food is a basic human right, and all people should have access to the food they need to live healthy lives. We are committed to solving the problem of hunger while strengthening individuals and communities. Therefore, we practice these values within our organization and with our partners, supporters, and all those in communities we serve.