540
THOUSAND +
Children saved
from malnutrition
25
HUNDRED +
Farmers trained
in best practices
88
Haitian workers
employed in
our factory
104,700
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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540,000+
Children saved from malnutrition
2,500+
Farmers trained in best practices
88
Haitian workers employed in our factory
104,700
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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2022 MFK Virtual Gala: RaRa! The Strength and Spirit of Haiti
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Our 11th annual MFK Gala, RaRa! The Strength and Spirit of Haiti, will be on February 19, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 PM CST.
Join us for a special evening as we gather virtually and give an update on our work and programs over the past unprecedented year in Haiti, and share our plans for the future. Please visit our to get more information and to view sponsorship opportunities!
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January 21, 2022
Medika Mamba Miracle: Meet Maya
Medika Mamba Miracle: Meet Maya

Most Haitians would describe 2021 as filled with fear, political unrest, and crisis. Even so, Haitians celebrated the holiday season with feelings of joy, love, peace, reconciliation after a difficult year. Our nutrition team was hard at work during the season caring for the most vulnerable– those who are sick and suffering from malnutrition.

MFK’s mission to decrease the malnutrition level in Haiti is in part accomplished by training nurses and health agents on tools for running malnutrition programs, and keeping them up-to-date on current medical knowledge. In December, twelve healthcare workers took part in an education session. It was a great time– we discussed MSPP (Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti) malnutrition protocol, proper techniques for weighing and measuring children seeking treatment, and malnutrition treatment procedures. 

One child treated by an MFK-trained nurse in our malnutrition program this winter was Maya. Maya was born in a Dominican Republic Hospital. At 10 months old, Maya became very sick, and her mother brought her to the Plaine-du-Nord region to seek help. After several unsuccessful medical appointments, Maya's health continued to worsen. One nurse at New Hope Hospital, one of MFK's malnutrition clinic partners located in Plaine-du-Nord, met her mother and advised her to bring Maya for malnutrition screening.

January 11, 2022
The Year Ahead: Help us Invest in the Future of Haiti

Dear Friends,

Civil unrest, earthquakes, political tumult, and the COVID-19 pandemic made 2021 a tough year in Haiti. In MFK’s 18 years on the ground in Cap-Haitien, however, tough times have come and gone. Despite many complex challenges, MFK’s staff, volunteers, and partners have nevertheless carried on, improving the lives of the many people we touch. We could not do this without your generosity.

Because of your generosity, In 2021 we were able to:

  • Treat 29,988 malnourished Haitian children and 21,493 children worldwide with life-saving Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF)
  • Supplement the diets of 27,601 school children with Vita Mamba 
  • Employ 88 Haitians in the MFK factory, agriculture, and nutrition programs
  • Educate more than 45 Haitian farmers
  • Purchase 53,659 kg of locally-grown peanuts 
  • Celebrate a production record of 1,364,633 kg of Medika Mamba
  • Provide 60,860 kg of our products for earthquake relief
Planning for the Future

In the upcoming year, we will continue to navigate our mission activities in the safest way possible while the country grapples with unrest and diesel shortages. Clinics that experienced a decrease in attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2021 are now serving more children due to the economic impact of the pandemic on families. Partner schools will continue to provide our Vita Mamba snack to their students – the only sustenance many of these children receive to fuel them for the entire day.

Our farmer training takes place in small groups to ensure social distancing and effective instruction throughout the growing season. Our team is adaptable and up to the challenge, but we cannot do this work without the support of our generous donors and friends.

Your donations directly improve the lives of many Haitians, first and foremost saving children from suffering and death due to malnutrition. But your donations also prevent malnutrition, by sustaining jobs for the women and men who work in our factory producing MFK’s line of life-saving therapeutic foods. Your support allows MFK to continue our work with Haiti’s smallholder farmers with ongoing education that increases healthy peanut yields, enabling MFK to purchase local peanuts and, in turn, increase farmers’ income. 

Your gift will enable us to continue making a difference in the lives of Haitian children and families today, despite the turmoil that surrounds us. Your support today will make a difference for a lifetime. 

Thank you for your continued support of this mission. We wish you and yours a joyful and healthy New Year.

Mesi Anpil,

Suzanne Langlois

Interim Chief Executive Officer

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January 4, 2022

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