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International : Development and Relief Services

Meds & Food for Kids

Saving the lives of Haiti's malnourished children

four stars

98.23

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 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
92.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.06
  Program Expenses Growth 11.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.8%
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) 98.23 four stars
InterAction (DC) 86.48 three stars
Hands Together (MA) 90.71 four stars
Feed My Starving Children (MN) 92.92 four stars
Christian World Outreach (CO) 91.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $830,841
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $830,841
   Program Service Revenue $2,856,617
Total Primary Revenue $3,687,458
   Other Revenue $414,429
TOTAL REVENUE $4,101,887
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,390,734
   Administrative Expenses $129,739
   Fundraising Expenses $62,092
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,582,565
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $519,322
   
Net Assets $6,302,821

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 $3,390,734 100.0%

Ratings History
Meds & Food for Kids has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meds & Food for Kids (MO) 98.23 four stars
One Israel Fund Ltd. (NY) 92.50 four stars
American Friends of Leket Israel (NJ) 88.19 three stars
Miracle Foundation (TX) 92.51 four stars
Shalom Foundation (TN) 85.00 three 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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