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Our Story

Meds & Food for Kids was founded in 2003 by pediatrician Dr. Patricia Wolff, after witnessing years of needless suffering and the deaths of children from malnutrition. She introduced Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to Haiti, a then new, revolutionary solution.

MFK has since grown from a one-woman operation, hand grinding peanuts and distributing homemade RUTF in recycled containers, to a Haitian-led organization with a world class RUTF factory and team of nearly 100.

As we’ve grown, we’ve expanded our focus and impact. Today, we teach Haitian farmers to improve the quality and quantity of their crop yields, we train local healthcare workers to treat malnutrition, and we provide school children with supplemental foods to prevent malnutrition and increase classroom engagement.

To date, Meds & Food for Kids has treated more than 900,000 children and mothers.

Our long-term vision sees the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. By strengthening food systems, interrupting the cycle of poverty, and treating and preventing malnutrition, Meds & Food for Kids advances towards this goal every day.

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