Hunger is a serious problem in the bi-state region, but it is solvable. With the help of our partners, volunteers and donors, we’re working together to build a healthy and vibrant region.

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. Ever month we distribute nearly 3 million dollars worth of food and household essentials to 330 community partner agencies, which in turn feeds 200,000 people – 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.

The Fresh Rx Team

Trina Ragain, MSPH

Director of Policy and Innovation
Email Trina | (314) 325-1290

Jennie Oberkrom, MSW, LCSW

Manager of Clinical Integration
Email Jennie | (314) 239-2154

Brittney Stone, RD, LD

Fresh Rx Registered Dietitian 
Email Brittney | (314) 239-0479

Katie Simpson, MSW

Fresh Rx Community Resource Coordinator
Email Katie | (314) 938-9109

Brittany Rudy

Fresh Rx Community Chef
Email Brittany | (314) 938-1114

Nausha Russ

Fresh Rx Nutrition Ambassador
Email Nausha | (314) 938-1114