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MEMC Foundation Donates to Help Fight Malnourishment in Haiti
Date:2/18/2010

ST. PETERS, Mo., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The MEMC Foundation, a charitable foundation funded by MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., has donated $25,000 to Meds & Food for Kids (MFK). MFK is a St. Louis-based charity dedicated to saving the lives of Haiti's malnourished children and other nutritionally vulnerable people.

Meds & Food for Kids produces peanut-based ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) – known in Haiti as Medika Mamba – using local Haitian ingredients and labor. The organization partners with Haitian healthcare providers to distribute Medika Mamba.

"We choose not to import Medika Mamba but to make it in Haiti and employ Haitians," said Dr. Patricia Wolff, founder of Meds & Food for Kids. "We welcome this vital donation from the MEMC Foundation in helping to expand this life-saving program."

"As a global organization, MEMC feels a strong desire to help when disaster strikes anywhere in the world," said Sean Hunkler, MEMC's Senior Vice President of Customer Advocacy. "Meds & Food for Kids has a very smart approach for nourishing Haiti's children, and we're proud to support a St. Louis organization and their relief efforts in Haiti. Additionally, MEMC employees are undertaking further fund-raising efforts to increase our contribution to Haiti in the wake of the earthquake there."

For further information or to make a donation, please contact Meds & Food for Kids at (314) 420-1634, or visit the website

SOURCE MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.
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