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Author's School

Brown School of Social Work

Date Submitted

Fall 12-12-2014



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Operation Food Search (OFS) is a nonprofit organization that provides food to individuals and families in need in 30 counties in the St. Louis region of Missouri and Illinois. The organization of OFS allows it to focus on establishing food networks, linking donors with partner agencies. OFS collects food from donors and distributes the food to partner agencies, who then distribute the food to people in need. In addition to the responsibility of managing efficient food networks, OFS operates the Hunger Hotline, where anyone can call the hotline to find out what resources are available to help with hunger in a given community This project asks which measurement of service delivery adequacy in each community is most useful in GIS to help OFS in its program evaluation? Which communities appear to be well served by OFS and its network partner agencies? Which communities are experiencing a service gap that OFS may want to consider trying to fill?


Social Work


St. Louis, MO

Operation Food Search: Feeding Children in Need
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