530
THOUSAND +
Children saved
from malnutrition
25
HUNDRED +
Farmers trained
in best practices
88
Haitian workers
employed in
our factory
92,652
anemic school
children treated with
MFK products
Our Mission

Meds & Food for Kids is dedicated to meeting the essential nutritional needs of malnourished children, pregnant and nursing women and school children using Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) produced in our factory in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

By transferring skills and knowledge to our Haitian workers and engaging farmers to source local raw materials, we break the cycle of poverty and sustainably stimulate economic development.
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530,000+
Children saved from malnutrition
2,500+
Farmers trained in best practices
88
Haitian workers employed in our factory
92,652
anemic school children treated with MFK products
Photo collection encompassing Meds & Food for Kids focus areas. A man in field for agriculture. A school aged girl eating our product for nutrition. An MFK employee in factory for job focus. Pregnant woman on scale with nurse assisting for prenatal care.
“Because our farms have improved we are better able to take care of our families…we eat better and send our children to school… we are working to build a better life.”
PHILOGENE JEAN BAPTISTE, Farmer
“My daughter couldn’t stand or walk because she was so sick… I came here and they gave her the Mamba and she started to get better… I see her improving every day”
PIERRE FREDLINE, Mother
“We have a total of 300 students and we serve the kids Vita Mamba everyday to keep them healthy”
FRANCOIS BLAISE MARIE GINA, Third Frade Teacher
“Employment has really meant a lot to me…I can provide for myself 100% with my salary and…it really has helped me and my family”
JEAN ALEX PIERRE, Production Supervisor
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Child at malnutrition clinic
Medika Mama Miracle: Meet Francelin

Every single day in Haiti the Meds & Food for Kids malnutrition program partners work hard to accomplish MFK's goals. They are always working to help desperately malnourished children by distributing our therapeutic foods to prevent and treat acute malnutrition; Medika Mamba, Mamba Janm, and other health nutritional products for saving lives.

"In the Bahon community at the health agent’s clinic, we hope that all of our malnourished children will be saved with this miracle product which is called Medika Mamba,'' says one of Bahon's health agents, Cyliac. "Sometimes we do not go out to invite them to come for screening of the malnutrition, but the people hear about us and just decide to come on their own with their children. For example, one child, Nelson, came with his grandmother to spend time at Danita's Children because she realized that her child’s health was complicated with a severe acute malnutrition," Cyliac continue. 

September 14, 2021
MFK Earns Another 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
MFK Earns Another 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Meds & Food for Kids’ strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency has once again earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the 8th consecutive year that Meds & Food for Kids has earned this top distinction. Only 6% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least 8 consecutive 4-star evaluations.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.  On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator upgraded its methodology for rating each charity’s financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of charities awarded a four-star rating. 

In a letter to MFK, Charity Navigator President Michael Thatcher wrote, “We are proud to announce Meds & Food for Kids has earned our eighth consecutive 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Meds & Food for Kids exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. ...This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Meds & Food for Kids apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

Meds & Food for Kids’ rating and other information about charitable giving are available on www.charitynavigator.org

About Charity Navigator 

Charity Navigator,www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations, and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

September 7, 2021
MFK Invests in Local Peanuts

The first part of the peanut harvesting season has officially started in Haiti. Despite very little rainfall at the beginning of the planting season, Haitian farmers have worked tirelessly to have good crops. They wasted no time to plant despite the drought. For many of them, it is not a choice but a must. They have to plant, whether they have had enough rainfall or not because they rely entirely on agricultural activities to survive and feed their family. With limited irrigation infrastructure in Haiti, farmers rely on rainfall to water their fields. 

MFK remains a proud partner of peanut smallholders and farmers throughout the country. Through non-profit organizations, for-profit enterprises, and farmer’s co-ops, Meds and Food for Kids sources thousands of metric tons of local peanuts to produce our life-saving peanut butter medicine. This strategy fits well within MFK’s mission to contribute to the economic development of the country. 

From COVID-19 to political instability, to the assassination of the president, to the recent earthquake in the southern part of Haiti, the country has gone through so much during the year 2021. Haitian peanut farmers have shown that there is hope. MFK Agriculture is excited to announce that MFK signed its biggest contract to buy local peanuts from Haitian farmers and local enterprises. MFK is committed to purchasing 138 metric tons (MT) of peanuts from local provided that will be delivered between the months of August 2021 to December 2021. 25 metric tons have already been delivered to MFK in the month of August. MFK partners with the non-profit organization IF Foundation located in Milot, which manages a network of more than 500 peanut farmers in the north to provide good quality peanuts with low aflatoxin levels. MFK also partners with Acceso Haiti which is a for-profit supply chain social enterprise that works with smallholder farmers in order to improve their livelihoods. And finally, MFK partners with a few farmer’s co-ops in the north region and private farms to source good quality peanuts. 

This is extremely important for MFK because it has been years that MFK was unable to purchase more than 50 metric tons of peanuts per year. Several reasons explain this-- from year to year, farmers may have bad seasons due to drought or too much rain, or the quality of the peanuts does not meet MFK’s standard, or the peanuts are highly contaminated with aflatoxin, a toxin that can affect people’s health. The MFK Agriculture department was created with the mission to train Haitian peanut farmers on the proper way to plant peanuts and take care of the peanuts post harvests to avoid contamination. MFK is proud to see that the efforts that the organization has made in the past several years are bearing fruit. 

MFK is excited to be able to locally source more raw materials in the country which in turn benefits the economic development of the country and reduces the number of peanuts MFK has to import yearly. Each week now, a truck full of local peanuts is being delivered at MFK. MFK agronomists will test the peanuts to make sure that they are of the highest quality and then send them to the production team. MFK has already purchased 45 MT of peanuts between January 2021 to June 2021. We believe this additional purchase of 138 MT is very impactful, as agriculture plays a vital role in the country's economy. MFK remains hopeful that with extensive training and adequate support from the government and other NGOs present in the country, local farmers can continue to achieve great success.

August 31, 2021