Operation Others started in 1967 at Creighton Prep High School to provide food for families in need during the Christmas holidays. Today the eight Omaha-area Catholic high schools partner with other local agencies in order to serve people in need. Each year approximately 1,500 families in and around Omaha receive two weeks’ worth of food.
This program is unique because high school students run the program with minimal adult supervision. Throughout the year, the core OO team and other volunteers hold meetings and organize events such as Trick or Treat for Cans, pancake feeds, and an annual turkey drive, to collect canned goods and raise money for the food that will go into Christmas food boxes. It is an amazing sight to see hundreds of volunteers on Packaging Day putting food in boxes in an assembly-line fashion. The program provides students with a better understanding of the food shortage problem existing in the community which they live.
More information on Operation Others can be found at: creightonprep.creighton.edu under the “Ministries” tab then “Operation Others”.