588
THOUSAND +
Children saved
from malnutrition
25
HUNDRED +
Farmers trained
in best practices
88
Haitian workers
employed in
our factory
121,000
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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588,000+
Children saved from malnutrition
2,500+
Farmers trained in best practices
88
Haitian workers employed in our factory
121,000
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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Agriculture Intern Spotlight: Meet Guiler Israel‍

As part of our agriculture program, Meds & Food for Kids provides opportunities for young graduates in Haiti to gain tangible experience in the agronomy field. For the next few months, our intern Guiler Israel will be learning about our research method, farmer training, peanut purchases, and more. We are grateful to have him as part of the team!

Meet Guiler Israel:

What did you study, and what school did you go to?

I studied agronomy at the Henry Christop Campus of the State University of Haiti in Limonade. I graduated in 2021.

Why did you choose Agronomy as a career choice?

I come from a rural family where agriculture was my parents' only source of income to support the family. Thus, I grew up with a strong passion for agriculture. Given the difficulties that Haitian agriculture faces day by day, I chose to pursue my career in agronomy to contribute to the revival of Haitian agriculture. Then, to contribute, in my possible way, to the mitigation of global warming which is a serious problem throughout the world.

Why did you choose MFK for your internship?

After finishing my university studies in 2021, I wanted to find an institution to do an internship. After having gathered some information about MFK, both on the internet and by word of mouth, I realized that MFK was the ideal place to start my professional career. That's why I chose the MFK to do this internship.

September 21, 2022
Great.com interviews Meds & Food for Kids About Ending the Malnutrition Pandemic in Haiti
Great.com interviews Meds & Food for Kids About Ending the Malnutrition Pandemic in Haiti
Listen here for the full podcast interview.

Danielle Riberio from Great.com interviewed Meds & Food for Kids founder, Dr. Patricia Wolff, as part of their 'Great.com Talks With...' podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world.

The 80s and 90s crippled the country to a point where similar underdeveloped countries were surpassing Haiti. Farmers weren't producing food, the country lacked any sort of healthcare, and there was no industry. The country needed a way to break the cycle of poverty and sustainably stimulate economic development. In this episode, Danielle talked with Dr. Patricia Wolff, the founder of Meds & Food for Kids, who started the organization in 2003 to address these urgent needs in Haiti.

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 Haitian men and women and engaging farmers to source local raw materials, we break the cycle of poverty and sustainably stimulate economic development.

Taking an Initiative to Save Children

Malnutrition treatment is Meds & Food for Kids biggest initiative. So far, we’ve saved over 588,000 children from severe acute malnutrition with our Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic Food, Medika Mamba. Haiti still has nearly 300,000 severely malnourished children currently in need of assistance, according to recent reports from UNICEF.

Other key initiatives include our school snack program, where we donate therapeutic food to school children all over Haiti to prevent malnutrition. Over 120,000 Haitian school children have received our school snack, Vita Mamba. Agricultural development is integral to our mission-- we are investing in Haiti, one farmer at a time, as over 2,500 Haitian workers have been trained to grow more and better peanuts. Our organization then takes the peanuts and produces therapeutic foods in our factory in Haiti.

Great.com is an innovative charity project working to solve the climate crisis. They believe that climate change is the most pressing issue facing mankind today and ending it will take swift action and creative problem solving. Great.com’s founder, Erik Bergman, has a background in online casino marketing and started Great.com with the goal to move money from the New Jersey online casino industry to climate research.

September 12, 2022
Local Hands, Bright Future: a Reflection from Dr. Peter H. Raven

 

For all of human history, helping those less fortunate than ourselves has been considered proper moral behavior.  Today, we who live in the United States, the richest nation on Earth, have no more suitable way of discharging that responsibility than by helping our neighbors in Haiti, who live only 700 miles away across the Caribbean.  Their average income is about 1/20th of ours, and their resources have been badly depleted.  Through the establishment of peanut farming and the development of a solar-powered factory to produce life-saving food for young children, MFK has channeled our contributions so as to bring about long-term changes in the economic prospects of the Haitian people, an accomplishment of which we can all be justifiably proud.  By bringing the means of production home to Haiti, the standard of living and overall prospects for the people.

 

In view of the importance of these contributions, I was delighted to serve as honorary chair of the “Local Hands, Bright Future” campaign that fostered the local production of peanuts and built the first version of the factory.  The generous contributions of many made these advances possible, and we should be pleased with what has been accomplished, as well as eager to move on to even stronger charitable activities in the future. We all owe our deepest thanks to Dr. Pat Wolff for discovering the importance of these activities and bringing them to our attention, and especially for building a robust organization that will continue doing the right thing for many years into the future.

 

Dr. Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus

Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis

September 7, 2022