St. Louis, MO, July 20, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, is now accepting applications for its afterschool meal program through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Qualifying organizations can work with OFS, which will provide nutritious super snacks to fuel the minds and bodies of children at the end of each school day.
These healthy grab and go light meals include a fruit, vegetable, protein, dairy and whole grain to ensure children have the opportunity to receive a well-balanced meal. To qualify as a site for this service, locations must be a non-profit organization that provides children with enrichment programming outside of school hours. Additional stipulations include staff and volunteers attending annual training, as well as sites being located in an area where the majority of students at the local public school receive free or reduced meal benefits.
Founded in 1981, Operation Food Search (OFS) is a hunger relief organization located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd. 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 which are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 31 Missouri and Illinois counties. For more information, call (314) 726-5355.