International : Development and Relief Services

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

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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.
This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by Classy. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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.

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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