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Ole Tyme Produce celebrates 50 Years, raises $100,000 for local hunger relief

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[St. Charles, MO] – Ole Tyme Produce BB #:119116, the largest woman-owned fresh food distributor in the State of Missouri, is marking its 50th anniversary with a significant fundraising achievement in support of Operation Food Search, a vital independent hunger relief organization serving our local community.

Since its inception in 1973, Ole Tyme Produce has played a vital role in the Greater St. Louis community, providing fresh and high-quality produce to generations of customers. To celebrate this remarkable milestone, Ole Tyme Produce organized a fundraising campaign that raised $100,000 for Operation Food Search.

Operation Food Search is a renowned hunger relief organization committed to addressing food insecurity and providing meals to families in need throughout our region. Recognizing the growing challenges of food insecurity, especially in the wake of recent events, Ole Tyme Produce was inspired to contribute to the cause.

“We cannot thank our generous grower/shipper partners, vendors, family and friends, and local partners enough for their unwavering support in helping us raise these funds for Operation Food Search,” said Joan Daleo, President and CEO at Ole Tyme Produce.

“This significant milestone allowed us to give back to our community in a meaningful way by partnering with Operation Food Search to combat food insecurity. We couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve achieved together.”

Operation Food Search expressed their heartfelt appreciation for the generous contribution from Ole Tyme Produce and its partners. “This incredible donation will have a lasting impact on our mission to alleviate hunger in our community,” said Kristen Wild, President and CEO at Operation Food Search. “We are grateful to Ole Tyme Produce, their grower/shipper partners, vendors, family and friends, and local partners for their unwavering support.”

As Ole Tyme Produce looks ahead to the next 50 years, they remain committed to serving the local community and contributing to vital causes like Operation Food Search.

For more information about Ole Tyme Produce, the largest woman-owned fresh food distributor in the State of Missouri, and their 50th-anniversary celebration, please visit To learn more about Operation Food Search and how you can support their hunger relief efforts, please visit

About Ole Tyme Produce

Ole Tyme Produce, a family-owned business founded in 1973, has emerged as the leading wholesale distributor of fresh produce in Missouri. Operating from a cutting-edge 60,000 square foot facility, the company is proudly woman-owned, symbolizing empowerment and innovation. With nearly five decades of experience, Ole Tyme Produce is a trusted source of high-quality fruits and vegetables for restaurants, schools, and foodservice locations in the region. The company’s legacy is rooted in an unwavering commitment to freshness, quality, and a thriving local community.

About Operation Food Search

Founded in 1981, Operation Food Search (OFS) is a hunger relief organization that provides free food, nutrition education and innovative programs proven to reduce food insecurity. With a strategic focus aimed at ending childhood hunger, OFS empowers families and increases access to healthy and affordable food. The agency provides food and services to 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis – one-third of whom are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 40 Missouri and Illinois counties. For more information, call (314) 726-5355 or visit

Media Contact:
Jack Baran, Chief of Staff
Ole Tyme Produce
Direct: 636.389.5320
3840 Millstone Parkway., St. Charles, MO 63301