- Aug. 2, 2019
-- Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, recently received a $70,000 grant to support its policy work from MAZON: a Jewish Response to Hunger. MAZON is a national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.
MAZON funds a strategic grants program – the Emerging Advocacy Fund – to identify, seed and support new anti-hunger advocacy initiatives in the top food insecure states in the nation. MAZON prioritizes organizations in locations with underdeveloped anti-hunger advocacy ecosystems, high food insecurity rates and challenging political and social dynamics concerning the nutrition safety net.
"We are honored to receive this grant, which is specifically to support our policy and advocacy work," said OFS's Executive Director Kristen Wild. "This partnership with MAZON's Emerging Advocacy Fund will allow us to continue serving as a voice for our community when reaching out to legislative decision makers who can help us achieve a hunger free Missouri."
Operation Food Search (OFS) is a hunger relief organization founded in 1981 that provides food and nutrition education. With a strategic focus aimed at ending childhood hunger, OFS empowers families with a range of programs and services proven to reduce food insecurity and increase access to healthy and affordable food. The agency helps feed more than 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis – one-third of whom are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 31 Missouri and Illinois counties. OFS is located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd. For more information, call (314) 726-5355 or visit http://www.OperationFoodSearch.org