SLU International Business Now: Conversations That Matter

Meds & Foods for Kids: An International Social Enterprise

February 06, 2023 Season 2
SLU International Business Now: Conversations That Matter
Meds & Foods for Kids: An International Social Enterprise
Show Notes

Join Boeing Institute of International Business Advisory Board member Todd Hovermale as he leads a discussion with Dr. Patricia Wolff and Chris Greene from Meds & Foods for Kids, a nonprofit organization based in Haiti. This episode dives into the background and operations of this inspirational and important organization. To learn more or to donate to MFK, please visit

Patricia Wolff, MD
Founder and Senior Advisor

Dr. Wolff is the founder and executive director of Meds & Food for Kids, an organization with four main activities: Haitian production of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) for treatment of malnourishment in children and pregnant women; treatment of malnourished children and supplementation of pregnant women; an agricultural program that helps Haitian farmers grow low aflatoxin peanuts with higher yields which are then purchased and used for RUTFs; development of a nutritious school snack and evaluation of the efficacy and acceptability of the snack among impoverished school children. Dr. Wolff also works to study the prevention of malnutrition in at-risk babies in the urban slums of Haiti.

Chris Greene 

Chris Green is serving as CEO of Meds & Food for Kids. He started his career in management of an entrepreneurial beverage distribution business, overseeing a staff of 20 with over 100 accounts. He joined Meds & Food for Kids based in Haiti in 2015 and ran the manufacturing and distribution operations for 5 years. Chris then established a consulting business based in Georgia. Meds & Food for Kids recruited him back as CEO in June of 2022.


“What I personally found most interesting on Meds & Foods for Kids was the drivers that motivated Dr. Wolff to create a company in Haiti. They were not the normal MNEs’ objectives of profitability and growth, but more of a social and economic impact on the community in Haiti and the benefits that the products offered to people who are hungry and need food and medicine. Their success is not only coming from having a successful company in regular terms, but on having accomplished some more inspirational and, most likely more difficult to attain, social objectives.” 
--Alfredo Legorreta, Boeing Institute Advisory Board Member