Operation Others was started In 1967 when a Jesuit priest named Fr. Dan Kenney S.J. returned to Creighton Prep with birds from a successful hunting trip. Fr. Kenney and a group of students delivered the birds and other food to families struggling economically. That year O.O. gathered enough food to help 57 families (500 people). When theology teacher Mr. Bill Laird became moderator, he invited students from other schools to join the program. With more Omaha Catholic Schools involved, food boxes could be delivered to more families. Today O.O. includes students from Creighton Prep, Marian, Duchesne, Mercy, Skutt, Gross, Roncalli, and Mount Michael. Students are able to participate in the important work that Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel message encourage. Operation Others also partners with Catholic Charities and other local agencies, and parishes in order to reduce duplicating services and serve more people. Each December food boxes reach almost 1500 local familes (6000 people) and many more famlies living on nearby Native American Reservations.Many generous supporters and businesses donate time and resources to support these efforts.
2015 article from lovemyschool.com (Archdiocese of Omaha site)
2014 "Knicely Done" story by John Knicely of WOWT6 News