Operation Food Search

Dedicated to ending hunger in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area since 1981.

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Louis, MO – EIN 431241854 operationfoodsearch.org

Operation Food Search is a St. Louis-based non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Established in 1981, we are the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state region. We distribute more than 3 million dollars worth of food and household essentials to 330 community partner agencies, which in turn feeds 200,000 people in need each month – nearly one-third of whom are children.

In addition to our emergency food distribution services, we impact thousands of people through our nutrition education services. Our programs are designed to empower families by boosting their skills and confidence to shop for and prepare healthy meals at home.

We also spearhead efforts to ensure that no person in the bi-state region goes cold during the winter, or must go without essential personal care items. In partnership with Kurt and Brenda Warner’s First Things First Foundation, Operation Food Search distributes nearly 20,000 winter coats throughout the region to keep St. Louis warm. In the spring, we team up with the Girl Scouts Council of Eastern Missouri to collect and distribute over one million personal care items (soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, etc.) to individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford such basic necessities.

For every dollar donated by individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations, 97 cents is devoted to programs and services.

Without the hard work of our volunteers, community partners and staff, none of what we do would be possible.

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OPERATION FOOD SEARCH INC

SAINT LOUIS, MO 63132-1444 | Tax-exempt since Jan. 1982
  • EIN: 43-1241854
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Food Banks, Food Pantries (Food, Agriculture and Nutrition)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2019

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2019

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Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2018

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2018

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Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2017

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2017

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Total Revenue

$34,982,810

Total Functional Expenses $33,636,061
Net income $1,346,749
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $34,755,032 99.3%
Program services $0
Investment income $17,094 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $21,652 0.1%
Net fundraising $76,548 0.2%
Sales of assets $19,204 0.1%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $93,280 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $187,522 0.6%
Professional fundraising fees $228,076 0.7%
Other salaries and wages $1,093,958 3.3%
Other
Total Assets $8,947,191
Total Liabilities $319,500
Net Assets $8,627,691
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2016

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2016

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Total Revenue

$35,244,621

Total Functional Expenses $31,658,956
Net income $3,585,665
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $34,818,640 98.8%
Program services $37,654 0.1%
Investment income $30,077 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income -$9,499
Net fundraising $29,573 0.1%
Sales of assets $275,272 0.8%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $62,904 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $168,612 0.5%
Professional fundraising fees $61,397 0.2%
Other salaries and wages $1,001,960 3.2%
Other
Total Assets $8,392,317
Total Liabilities $1,106,030
Net Assets $7,286,287
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2015

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2015

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Total Revenue

$37,361,337

Total Functional Expenses $36,944,600
Net income $416,737
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $37,262,983 99.7%
Program services $0
Investment income $27,095 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $28,373 0.1%
Sales of assets $6,204 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $36,682 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $164,107 0.4%
Professional fundraising fees $157,264 0.4%
Other salaries and wages $928,654 2.5%
Other
Total Assets $3,939,021
Total Liabilities $208,641
Net Assets $3,730,380
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2014

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2014

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Total Revenue

$37,341,565

Total Functional Expenses $36,613,716
Net income $727,849
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $37,138,288 99.5%
Program services $0
Investment income $19,075 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $122,962 0.3%
Sales of assets -$11,850
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $73,090 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $155,020 0.4%
Professional fundraising fees $152,433 0.4%
Other salaries and wages $890,624 2.4%
Other
Total Assets $3,469,563
Total Liabilities $125,548
Net Assets $3,344,015
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2013

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2013

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990

Total Revenue

$35,919,142

Total Functional Expenses $35,779,540
Net income $139,602
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $35,885,126 99.9%
Program services $0
Investment income $21,375 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $9,551 0.0%
Sales of assets -$9,538
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $12,628 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $168,272 0.5%
Professional fundraising fees $139,384 0.4%
Other salaries and wages $786,853 2.2%
Other
Total Assets $2,670,690
Total Liabilities $101,098
Net Assets $2,569,592
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2012

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2012

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Total Revenue

$31,613,741

Total Functional Expenses $31,519,442
Net income $94,299
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $31,558,418 99.8%
Program services $0
Investment income $24,998 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $19,631 0.1%
Sales of assets $4,461 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $6,233 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $144,050 0.5%
Professional fundraising fees $158,081 0.5%
Other salaries and wages $731,093 2.3%
Other
Total Assets $2,529,926
Total Liabilities $115,826
Net Assets $2,414,100
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2011

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2011

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Total Revenue

$27,090,914

Total Functional Expenses $26,921,274
Net income $169,640
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $26,992,593 99.6%
Program services $0
Investment income $22,046 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $11,246 0.0%
Sales of assets $59,088 0.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $5,941 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $134,000 0.5%
Professional fundraising fees $198,049 0.7%
Other salaries and wages $696,525 2.6%
Other
Total Assets $2,384,508
Total Liabilities $95,126
Net Assets $2,289,382
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2010

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2010

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Sept. 2009

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2009

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Sept. 2008

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2008

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Sept. 2007

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2007

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Sept. 2006

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2006

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Sept. 2005

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2005

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Sept. 2004

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2004

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Sept. 2003

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2003

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Sept. 2002

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2002

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Sept. 2001

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2001

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Last Updated: 2020-11-17 09:42