563
THOUSAND +
Children saved
from malnutrition
25
HUNDRED +
Farmers trained
in best practices
88
Haitian workers
employed in
our factory
106,600
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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563,000+
Children saved from malnutrition
2,500+
Farmers trained in best practices
88
Haitian workers employed in our factory
106,600
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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Local nurse Yvane teaching mother's of malnourished children about nutrition
Nutrition Spotlight: Our Partner Nurses

This month we are celebrating the hard work of our amazing nutrition program nurses! May 12th was International Nurses Day, which commemorates the birth of modern nursing in the early 1800s. The day serves to highlight the important role nurses fulfill in health care. Meds & Food for Kids is grateful to all the nurses who take part in accomplishing its mission to decrease malnutrition and nourish Haitian children.

More than 20 nurses are currently working to prevent and treat malnutrition through MFK’s programs at partner clinics. MFK provides Medika Mamba to these programs and trains the nurses on skills and proper protocol to run the malnutrition programs in the clinics. 

Yvane Louis (pictured left) is one of the Haitian nurses who has partnered with MFK's nutrition department. She has worked with our team since 2017 to treat malnourished children through a partner clinic that MFK supports. MFK is grateful to Yvane for the hard work and empathy she demonstrates in screening children for malnutrition, leading education sessions for parents to know how to feed their children and prevent malnutrition, and following the MSPP (Ministry of Public Health and Population) malnutrition protocol.

Yvane shared "I am grateful to MFK and for being a part in treating children and preventing malnutrition. Thanks to MFK, I have skills in managing malnutrition treatment. My experience teaches me that investing in malnutrition programs is the greatest thing we can do because we work on decreasing the levels of death in children due to malnutrition. Medika Mamba is a miracle treatment to save malnourished children's lives.”

May 25, 2022
MFK is Certified by FSSC 22000
MFK is Certified by FSSC 22000

MFK had been working for many months to prepare for the food safety and quality assurance audits. The FSSC (Food Safety System Certification) 22000 audit took place April 5-7, 2022 in Haiti. MFK’s key customers, UNICEF, WFP and MSF (the Interagency) have a combined quality assurance and food safety auditing arrangement. As one new part of the Interagency audit requirements, the Interagency has mandated that all suppliers of RUTF and RUSF must become FSSC 22000 certified in 2022. We were up for the challenge!

FSSC 22000, the certifying body, is based in the Netherlands; it is the innovation of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to help improve food safety world-wide. MFK successfully passed the FSSC 22000 in early April and our auditor made the recommendation that we be certified. We received our FSSC 22000 Certificate on May 17, 2022. The FSSC 22000 standard builds on our previous ISO 22000:2018 certification but is a more challenging certification, with even higher standards and additional requirements. The team in Haiti worked very hard to ensure that we were well-prepared for this audit.  All key managers at our Cap-Haitien facility are part of the Food Safety Management Team, and this success was a wonderful example of what this talented team can accomplish.  Just as a point of reference, of the 10Nutriset’s PlumpyField partner organizations located in the developing world, only four (counting MFK) have achieved FSSC 22000 to date.

Our certification journey:

In 2018, Meds & Food for Kids embarked on a journey to achieve certification of the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 22000 standards. After many months of hard work and an intense two-day audit of our management systems, MFK was granted certification in ISO 22000:2005 on March 20, 2019. MFK was one of the first food processing facilities in Haiti to achieve this certification.

ISO is a worldwide federation of national standards. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market-relevant international standards which support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. Certification can be a useful tool to add credibility by demonstrating that a product or service meets the expectations of your customers. For some industries, certification is a legal or contractual requirement.  MFK’s largest customer, UNICEF, had strongly encouraged its suppliers to become certified.

Gaining certification was just the beginning of our journey; the ISO 22000:2005 certificate was valid for three years, but the independent auditors must conduct an update audit each year for the certification to remain in place. In 2020, MFK’s update audit was scheduled for March 18-19 at our facility in Haiti. The auditors, based at a consulting firm in Mexico City, Mexico, were unable to travel to Haiti, due to security in Haiti as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Again in 2021, travel restrictions from the pandemic made it impossible to audit our facility in person. But we finished off the third year’s audit with flying colors.

May 20, 2022
Meds & Food for Kids' 2021 Annual Report

Click here to read 2021 Annual Report

Dear Friends, 

When Marie, Jacques, Sonia, Samson and 55 other farmers graduated from our training program last season, we were celebrating much more than their hard work during the semester. We were celebrating their future, one with healthier, more abundant harvests, and more income for their families. We were celebrating the future of Meds & Food for Kids, one with dozens more Haitian farmers who can sell us peanuts to make our life saving products. And we were celebrating you, our donors, whose support makes all this progress happen. 

If ever there was a year that demonstrated the effectiveness of our programs, 2021 was it. With supply chain disruptions, we relied more than ever on local farmers for our key ingredients. The assassination of Haiti’s president in July and its ensuing civil unrest, followed by an earthquake in August, meant more families lacked stability and reliable sources of food. MFK responded, producing and distributing our nutritious food to infants, school children, mothers, and families throughout the country. 

MFK exists because of times like these.

Our donors have rallied around our Solution Soleil capital campaign, funding our future with solar energy, replacing our reliance on diesel fuel. Thank you! Our factory staff continued their diligent work in production, quality, maintenance and administration, keeping our machines running while managing the pandemic protocols that have kept our workforce safe going on 2 years now. And our nutrition team pressed on, ensuring our programs were running efficiently and effectively; providing consultation and our therapeutic foods to partner clinics, orphanages and schools. Kenbe la!

We continue to build on the foundation that Dr. Pat Wolff, MFK’s founder, established 18 years ago, serving Haiti’s most vulnerable population while building economic capacity in Haiti for sustainable change. 

As we review our past year, we must recognize that growth happens despite the surrounding darkness, and sometimes because of it. Like the peanut seeds that Marie, Jacques, Sonia and Samson plant in the dirt: they will be nurtured, they will push toward the sunlight, and they will grow. 

Mèsi Anpil,

Suzanne Langlois

Interim Chief Executive Officer

May 11, 2022