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The Board of Directors of Meds & Food for Kids selected Chris Greene as its new CEO on June 5, 2022. The organization, with offices in St. Louis, MO, and Cap-Haitien, Haiti, provides Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Haiti and 17 additional countries.
The United Nations estimates that hunger devastates the lives of more than 800 million people globally. The World Food Program recently announced that 45 million children, age 5 and younger, are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and are at imminent risk of death.
“We are pleased to announce that Chris Greene has rejoined Meds & Food for Kids as CEO,” said Board President Jeff Klopfenstein. ”With his previous experience as Chief Operations Officer for Meds & Food for Kids, Chris brings a deep understanding of the organization that’s crucial at this time of international crisis,” stated Klopfenstein.
“Chris will continue the groundbreaking work established by the Founder, Dr. Patricia Wolff,” he added. “She has changed so many lives because of her vision, scientific rigor, and indefatigable commitment to children,” said Klopfenstein. “To date, Dr. Wolff’s work has resulted in providing Ready-to-UseTherapeutic Food to nearly 600,000 malnourished children.”
“I am delighted that Chris has returned to Meds & Food for Kids,” said Dr. Wolff. “He brings great expertise in food production and a deep commitment to our mission to transform the lives of malnourished children and mothers.”
“Dr. Wolff’s leadership has made Meds & Food for Kids a global leader in finding solutions to world hunger. I’m honored to follow Dr. Wolff’s example and to build on Meds & Food for Kids’ record of humanitarian service,” Greene said.
Founded in 2003, Meds & Food for Kids transforms the lives of malnourished children and mothers in Haiti and 17 other countries through the distribution and production of therapeutic foods. Since 2003 MFK has treated almost 600,000 malnourished children; trained more than 2,500 Haitian peanut farmers; and fed more than 121,300 anemic schoolchildren.