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About
Our Story
One in five Haitian children is malnourished. One in fourteen will not live to see their 5th birthday. Dr. Patricia Wolff founded Meds & Food for Kids in 2003, after witnessing years of needless suffering and the deaths of kids ravaged by malnutrition. She introduced Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to Haiti, a then new, revolutionary idea. The results were astonishing.

We make our foods in Cap-Haïtien using simple ingredients like the peanut, sourced from local, smallholder farmers. In our factory, we employ and train Haitians from the community – enabling them not only to provide for their families, but also to learn the skills needed to create sustainable change and build their economy.

As we’ve grown, we’ve also expanded our focus. Today, we teach farmers how to improve the quality and quantity of their crop yields. We train healthcare workers to treat malnutrition. And we provide school kids with nutritious snacks to prevent malnutrition and increase classroom engagement. 

Our long-term 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.

What We Do
Kids Saved from Malnutrition
530,000+
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Educate Haitian farmers
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Buy Haitian peanuts
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Use peanuts to make therapeutic food
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Deliver food to clinics and schools in Haiti
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Haitian child school aged
Growing local
• We’ve taught 2,500+ farmers growing techniques developed and refined in partnership with USAID and the universities of Georgia and Florida, which increase peanut yield, quality, and farm income.
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Crossing Borders
• Through our partnership with UNICEF Global, our Haitian-made therapeutic foods are used to treat malnutrition in 16 other countries.
Supporting Healthcare Professionals
• We collaborate with 65 organizations that treat malnutrition in kids and supplement the diets of pregnant and nursing mothers.
• Our nurse educators consult with and support 12 clinics across Haiti.
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Transfering skills
• Our Cap-Haïtien factory team includes 54 Haitians who produce the life-saving products transforming their communities.
• Additionally, 34 Haitian workers are contracted or hired independently for jobs including factory security and seasonal agriculture work.
• 49 specialized volunteer-fellows have each donated 1-3 years to mentor Haitian workers in their areas of expertise.
Factory worker
Growing local
• We’ve taught 2,500+ farmers growing techniques developed and refined in partnership with USAID and the universities of Georgia and Florida, which increase peanut yield, quality, and farm income.
Farmer in field
Crossing Borders
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• Through our partnership with UNICEF Global, our Haitian-made therapeutic foods are used to treat malnutrition in 16 other countries.
Supporting Healthcare Professionals
Clinic icon

• We collaborate with 65 organizations that treat malnutrition in kids and supplement the diets of pregnant and nursing mothers.
• Our nurse educators consult with and support 12 clinics across Haiti.
Transfering skills
• Our Cap-Haïtien factory team includes 54 Haitians who produce the life-saving products transforming their communities.
• Additionally, 34 Haitian workers are contracted or hired independently for jobs including factory security and seasonal agriculture work.
• 49 specialized volunteer-fellows have each donated 1-3 years to mentor Haitian workers in their areas of expertise.
Factory worker
Street view in Haiti
“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
“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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“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 Grade Teacher
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Partners

Without the tremendous dedication of our partners, our mission would not be possible. We cannot thank them enough for the things they do to help us continue our work.
American Peanut Council logoBurns & McDonnell logoEdesia global nutrition solutions logoBrown School logoLGT logoEmerson logoFeed the Future logoInternationa logoKT logoGain Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition logoThe Gratitude Fellow Network logoMatchbox Design Group logoThe University of Georgia logoWorld Food Programme logoUSDA logoUNICEF logoWashington University in St. Louis logoUSDA logoFeed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut logoUS AID logoPeanut Butter for the Hungry logoNutriset logoNOVUS logoPlumpy Field Network logo
Accreditation
Meds & Food for Kids is a registered and accredited non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in the United States, and also registered as a Non-Governmental Organization in Haiti.
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Charity Navigator Four Star Charity
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The Purpose Prize 2013 Fellow
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GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant
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