608
THOUSAND +
Children saved
from malnutrition
26
HUNDRED +
Farmers trained
in best practices
88
Haitian workers
employed in
our factory
134,000
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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608,000+
Children saved from malnutrition
2,600+
Farmers trained in best practices
88
Haitian workers employed in our factory
134,000
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.
"I’ve worked on many (some very large) programmes in my time at the World Bank, but that grant to MFK in 2007 might be the one that has achieved the most impact, over the long-term."
    PETER HOLLAND, Lead Education Specialist, World Bank
“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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1 in 2 Haitian Children Depend on Aid to Survive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As UNICEF declares a global crisis for childhood malnutrition in 2023,
Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) Triples Haitian Factory Production of Emergency Therapeutic Supplements

January 31, 2027- Cap Haitien, Haiti – On January 27, UNICEF issued a new, urgent call to help the children of Haiti, noting that “one in two children depends on humanitarian aid to survive this year in Haiti. Over the past two years, the number of Haitian children in need of humanitarian assistance has increased by half a million.”  

Despite supply chain issues and civil disruption, Meds & Food for Kids’ Cap Haitien factory is expanding capacity to produce and distribute its life saving, ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF), to treat severely malnourished infants, children and pregnant women in Haiti and 17 other countries.

Meds & Food for Kids’ CEO Chris Greene and Dr. Patricia B. Wolff, MD, founder and senior advisor, are in Cap Haitien this week to support the team of 80+ factory staff and the community as they work to  triple production of RUTF, recognized as the gold standard treatment for severe acute malnutrition by the World Health Organization.

Meds & Food for Kids continues its life saving mission, despite difficult – but not impossible – conditions, including two years of pandemic-related supply chain issues and the recent civil disruption. MFK produces and works with Haitian schools and clinics to distribute the supplement even in these times.  In December 2022 alone, the factory produced and delivered a record amount of life-saving, emergency food to treat tens of thousands severely malnourished infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Haiti.

MFK’s strong local network of partners helps to ensure safe transportation for continued distribution to schools and clinics throughout Haiti.

“Even as headlines paint a grim picture of conditions in Port au Prince, MFK is expanding production to answer UNICEF’s call to triple RUTF production this year,” said Greene. “We’re committed to meeting the urgent needs of millions of severely malnourished infants, children and pregnant mothers in Haiti and in 17 other countries where MFK’s RUTF is distributed by UNICEF.”

“The persistence, resilience, courage, and hard work of the Haitian people has only grown over MFK’s 20 years in Haiti,” said Dr. Wolff. “Meds & Food for Kids’ comprehensive approach treats child malnutrition and builds local sustainability. Life-saving therapeutic foods are part of the solution today and part of the future of Haiti.”

About Meds & Food for Kids

More than 80 Haitians working at the Meds & Food for Kids factory in Cap Haitien produce Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) using simple ingredients like the peanuts sourced from local, smallholder farmers. The factory employs and trains Haitians enabling them to provide for their families and helps create sustainable change to build the Haitian economy.

MFK also teaches farmers how to improve the quality and quantity of their peanut crop yields, trains healthcare workers to treat malnutrition, and provides school kids with nutritious snacks to prevent malnutrition and increase classroom engagement. ‍

MFK’s vision sees a local economy in Haiti that grows and flourishes on its own, providing stable jobs and meeting the nutritional needs of every Haitian.

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Meds & Food for Kids is part of the solution today and part of the future of Haiti.

The need is Now and URGENT. Be a part of the solution and give at www.mfkhaiti.org/donate

For more information contact:

Maggie Probert, Chief Advancement Officer

(314) 630-2119

mprobert@mfkhaiti.org

January 30, 2023
Meds & Food for Kids Joins the Alliance to End Hunger
Meds & Food for Kids Joins the Alliance to End Hunger

For more information contact:

Maggie Probert, Chief Advancement Officer

(314) 630-2119

mprobert@mfkhaiti.org

Meds & Food for Kids is pleased to join the Alliance to End Hunger as a member. Our vision and work epitomize the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 “To end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.”  “As such, partnership with the Alliance seems perfectly matched to enhance the work of both organizations,” states Chris Greene, CEO of Meds & Food for Kids.

Meds & Food for Kids’ four-pronged approach to treating hunger and malnutrition aligns perfectly with the Alliance’s efforts to solve the root causes of hunger. The coalition of members includes other non-profits, faith-based organizations, corporations and private businesses, universities and foundations, among others, all working to build the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad.

“We feel that the Alliance to End Hunger will be an invaluable partner as MFK seeks to end malnutrition in Haiti and around the world,” stated Greene. We look forward to working with our partners in the Alliance to Save Lives and Give Hope.


November 9, 2022
Smart Giving Today & Tomorrow

SMART GIVING TODAY & TOMORROW:
USING YOUR IRA FOR CHARITABLE GIVING

Using an IRA for Charitable Giving today is a great way to reduce taxes today while supporting charitable organizations, such as Meds & Food for Kids (MFK).

You can make a gift directly from your IRA, called a “Qualified Charitable Distribution” (QCD), which you can do starting from when you turn age 70 1⁄2, if you are no longer working and contributing to an IRA.

A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is an otherwise taxable distribution from your IRA that is paid directly from your IRA to a qualified charity, such as Meds & Food for Kids. Your QCD can satisfy all or part of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA.

WHAT ARE THE TAX BENEFITS?

When you make a QCD to Meds & Food for Kids, you will still report the distribution on your tax return, however, the “taxable amount” will be less the amount of your gift. Note, you do not get a charitable deduction as the QCD has already been taken out of your income. A QCD also reduces your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) upon which many other tax items and Medicare payments are based.

These materials were prepared for informational purposes only based on materials deemed reliable, but the accuracy of which has not been independently verified. You should consult with an appropriately credentialed professional before making any financial, investment, tax or legal decision. These materials do not take into consideration your personal circumstances, financial or otherwise.

Prepared by Sward Team of the Moneta Group | 314.244.3301 | swardteam@monetagroup.com


For more information, contact Maggie Probert, mprobert@mfkhaiti.org.

November 2, 2022