Children saved
from malnutrition
Farmers trained
in best practices
Haitian workers
employed in
our factory
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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Children saved from malnutrition
Farmers trained in best practices
Haitian workers employed in our factory
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.”
“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”
“We have a total of 300 students and we serve the kids Vita Mamba everyday to keep them healthy”
“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
What's New

Information about our events, news, and updates about our work.
New Year, Same Mission

MFK is celebrating the new year-- fiscal new year, that is. Like many organizations, our fiscal year runs from October to September. With the start of each year comes evaluations on the previous year and setting goals for the next. MFK is committed to investing in the achievement of its mission and vision by saving the lives of vulnerable people while producing Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and supplementation products every single day. Thanks to generous donations, MFK clinic partners have saved the lives of many children and mothers throughout Haiti during a particularly difficult year. We are very thankful to everyone who contributed to achieving our mission over the past year and hope in the next we will only continue to reduce the level of malnutrition in Haiti. MFK will continue to produce and distribute Mamba Janm and Medika Mamba to prevent and treat children and mothers, and train more medical teams on the malnutrition protocol of the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti (MSPP).

MFK supports seventeen local clinics by providing and delivering products for programs each week. In the past year, MFK's Nurse Educator trained a total of sixty-one nurses and health agents to assure the malnutrition and nursing supplementation programs were able to provide the best care possible. These education sessions give knowledge and skills for those who attended to be confident in their care while working in accordance with the malnutrition protocol of the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti (MSPP). Meds & Food for Kids is very grateful for the work done by the nurses from partner clinics over the past year.

Phedeline Bien-Aimé is a registered nurse at the Pro-Famille clinic, one of the partner clinics located in the Fort St-Michel area. Phedeline has been engaged in the fight against malnutrition since March 2019. When she started in the program it was almost non-existent, but thanks to her work plan it became very successful in the Fort St-Michel area. At the time she started with the clinic there was only one child actively in the program, but in just one month she had admitted more than fifty moderate and severely malnourished children to the program. Every week, Phedeline goes to Fort St-Michel areas, specifically near the sea where there are many malnourished children. Every Friday, the day parents have appointments in the clinic, and she organizes an education session on nutritional topics which are very important in preventing malnutrition and diseases due to malnutrition.

''Thanks to MFK, I have knowledge and skills in the MSPP malnutrition protocol which makes me very happy. It's a very great experience for my nursing career. I was so excited to attend the day so I could be trained by MFK's nutrition department before starting this amazing role in saving desperately hungry and sick children with MFK's Medika Mamba. It was my first experience running the malnutrition program. It's my dream to take part in this great fight against malnutrition in my country. Before starting, I visited and spoke with the families and invited them to the clinics for screening. I am enjoying seeing malnourished children saved from malnutrition after receiving Medika Mamba. Thanks to MFK, malnourished children in the Fort St. Michel area will have a second chance to survive while hoping that partnership will be in the future" Phedeline shared.

October 19, 2021
Agriculture Spotlight: Meet Thomas
Agriculture Spotlight: Meet Thomas

Thomas Baptiste graduated from MFK’s Farmer Training Program in July 2021. Speaking for all participants during the graduation, Mr. Baptiste said: “We learned a lot of new things during the program, and there are things that we used to do that we will never do the same way again.” 

Mr. Baptiste is 67 years old and has been doing farming activities since he was 19. “I have to say that farming is a family thing, I was born and raised in the countryside, growing up seeing my parents doing the same activities to feed me and my siblings,” he said. 

Mr. Baptiste is from a small community in the area of Ouanaminthe, right on the border of the Dominican Republic, called Savane Longue. Savane Longue is home to less than 10,000 people, with agriculture as the main economic activity in the area, it is a beautiful small community located in the northeast region of Haiti. Mr. Baptiste has lived there for his whole life, where he also raised his 5 children (all boys) with his wife. “Here in Savane Longue, we cultivate different crops such as plantain, sugar cane, cassava roots, beans, sweet potatoes but peanuts remain the crops we get much revenue from,” Mr. Baptiste said.  “I raised all five of my children with money generated from farming activities, farming is my life,” he added. 

September 29, 2021
MFK’s Prenatal Program Continues to Support Expectant Mothers

In the past, Haiti was called "the pearl of the West Indies''. Now, Haiti is classified among the poorest countries in the world due to deep political crises, social, and economic situations. Just this past year the country has dealt with political unrest, earthquakes, the assassination of the president, and COVID-19  which impacted the population and their health. These are affecting all Haitians and more specifically children between 6 months to 5 years old. Pregnant and lactating women are also greatly impacted, resulting in more cases of malnutrition and death among expecting mothers. 

There are many organizations that are working in Haiti, and as cases of severe and acute malnutrition continue to rise, Meds & Food for Kids stays committed to stand by the most vulnerable group-- children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding women. In January 2020, through the SMART nutritional survey, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti (MSPP) noticed that the rate of acute malnutrition has increased from 4% to 6%. After the last earthquakes occurred in the southern peninsula of Haiti on August 14, 2021, we can predict that the Haitian malnutrition level is susceptible to continue to increase.

MFK is involved in producing life-saving products in our factory in Quartier Morin, a community in northern Haiti, for feeding pregnant and nursing women, treating malnourished children, and others who are nutritionally vulnerable. MFK's work within the malnutrition programs is also dedicated to supporting clinic partners and MSPP as much as possible. After the devastating earthquakes in the southern peninsula, MFK is involved in supporting the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti (MSPP) with Plumpy Doz (Mamba Janm) and Medika Mamba to prevent and treat malnutrition for those in need. 

On September 1st, 2021, MFK's nutrition department trained ten nurses and health agents to ensure the pregnant and breastfeeding women enrolled in the supplementation program are set up for success. It was a great moment. We discussed the supplementation protocol, the essential nutritional needs, before, during and the lactating period, weight control, PB, blood pressure, eclampsia, and the other topics that are very important to a mother’s health. There are currently 6 clinic partners are enrolled in MFK’s Prenatal Supplementation Program, and we hope we will be able to have the additional clinics next year to prevent malnutrition in other areas. In just one week, we have enrolled more than 250 pregnant and nursing women in the program, and we will continue this amazing work to save more babies from malnutrition, from conception through the first 6 months.

One of the women enrolled in MFK's Prenatal Supplementation Program in the Fort Bourgeois-ULS clinic is Annite. (pictured in post.) She is 32 years old, and a mother of 5 who lives with her husband and children in the Fort Bourgeois community of Cap-Haitian. She was admitted to the program to receive Mamba Janm, also called Plumpy Doz, during the pregnancy period. Annite delivered a beautiful baby girl healthy. In only 20 days post-delivery, her baby girl weighed a healthy 8.8lbs. She is able to breastfeed while eating Mamba Janm every day with her usual home food. 

"Being admitted to the program and receiving Mamba Janm is very helpful for my baby and me because every day I am sure to have something to eat before lunch. This food gives me strength and contributes to my daily vitamins that are very important for my baby's health. I really like the taste. I believe that my baby will grow up healthy while I am eating Mamba Janm every day. Thanks to MFK's Mamba Janm, the pregnant women in the Fort Bourgeois area will prevent malnutrition and give birth to healthy babies", Annite says.

September 21, 2021