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Meds & Food for Kids

Saving the lives of Haiti's malnourished children

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four stars

100.00

4488 Forest Park Ave Suite 230
St. Louis, MO 63108
tel: (314) 420-1634   Web Site
EIN: 20-1257910

Board Leadership
Celeste Vossmeyer
President

CEO
Patricia Wolff
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) is dedicated to saving the lives of Haiti's malnourished children and other nutritionally vulnerable people. We accomplish our mission by developing, producing, and distributing highly nutritious foods, including the gold-standard Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). We make our food products in Haiti, using Haitian workers and, whenever possible, Haitian raw materials. Haitians call our RUTF 'Medika Mamba' - or 'Peanut Butter Medicine' in Creole.

Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) is dedicated to saving the lives of Haiti's malnourished children and other nutritionally vulnerable people. We accomplish our mission by developing, producing, and distributing highly nutritious foods, including the gold-standard Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). We make our food products in Haiti, using Haitian workers and, whenever possible, Haitian raw materials. Haitians call our RUTF 'Medika Mamba' - or 'Peanut Butter Medicine' in Creole.

Impact Information

Program Name: Farmer Field School
Problem

Lack of knowledge of Good Agricultural Practices impedes the quality and quantity of Haitian peanut farmers' harvests. Haitian peanut yields are typically less than 1/4 of those in the United States. Another major issue is controlling the aflatoxin contamination found in peanuts throughout Haiti. RUTF must meet strict international food safety standards, including low aflatoxin levels. High aflatoxin levels also prohibit exporting Haitian peanuts, further hindering economic development.

Strategy

Through classes and hands-on instruction, farmers learn Good Agricultural Practices that will improve their harvests. MFK further incentivizes farmers to implement their training by paying an above-market price for their low-aflatoxin (<10 ppb) peanuts, which MFK then uses in manufacturing its therapeutic products.

IF:THEN

IF IF farmers are introduced to improved farming techniques,...

THEN THEN their yields will increase and incomes will rise.

IF IF farmers are introduced to improved farming techniques and peanut storage tools,...

THEN THEN aflatoxin levels in peanuts will be lower and MFK can purchase and use those peanuts in its therapeutic products.

IF IF farmers earn more money from their harvests,...

THEN THEN they will be able to provide for their families and malnutrition rates will decrease.
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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.54
  Program Expenses Growth 16.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Meds & Food for Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Meds & Food for Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meds & Food for Kids (MO) 100.00 four stars
Hand in Hand Ministries (KY) 86.39 three stars
Middle East Children's Alliance (CA) 91.45 four stars
One Heart World-Wide (CA) 92.22 four stars
Loving Shepherd Ministries (IN) 95.57 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,748,901
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,748,901
   Program Service Revenue $3,008,825
Total Primary Revenue $4,757,726
   Other Revenue $1,862,063
TOTAL REVENUE $6,619,789
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,677,874
   Administrative Expenses $168,282
   Fundraising Expenses $90,190
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,936,346
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,683,443
   
Net Assets $8,986,264

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Treatment for Malnutrition $3,677,874 100.0%

Ratings History
Meds & Food for Kids has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 09/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2016-09 07/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 100.00 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 05/01/2015 99.45 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 97.12 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2013 92.20 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-1257910
Name in IRS Master File MEDS & FOOD FOR KIDS
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Patricia Wolff Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meds & Food for Kids (MO) 100.00 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Meds & Food for Kids
4488 Forest Park Ave
Suite 230
St. Louis, MO 63108
tel: (314) 420-1634
EIN: 20-1257910

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Board Leadership

Celeste Vossmeyer
President

CEO

Patricia Wolff
Executive Director

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