Experience Kanaval!

| By: Nathan Sprehe
Nathan Sprehe

It’s almost mid-January and we’d be remiss to let another day go by without mentioning that February 18th is Meds & Food for Kids’ inaugural gala and auction: Experience Kanaval!

Over the years, Almanac has worked closely with Meds & Food for Kids to develop their Local Hands, Bright Future campaign, and we couldn’t be happier with the momentum the campaign has seen. When MFK approached us to help name their very first gala and develop the invitation, programs and other materials, we looked to marry the brand from the campaign with colorful textures meant to evoke the paper mache masks worn during Haitian Kanaval celebrations.


Dinosaur masks at Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti
Photo by Lindsay Clark, ProjectExplorer.org, 2011

This truly unique event will draw inspiration from Haiti’s carnival, featuring Haitian music, dancers, food and art. A wild time for sure! Even better, it supports a dynamic organization with some pretty ambitious goals: ending malnutrition and igniting economic development in Haiti. Funds raised from Experience Kanaval! will help build a new factory—look, they’ve already broken ground!—in Haiti for production of Medika Mamba, MFK’s Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF).

Here are the event details:

Meds & Food for Kids’ (MFK) plan to end malnutrition and ignite economic development in Haiti begins with YOU.  Join us on February 18, 2012 for the first annual MFK Gala–Experience Kanaval. The event will celebrate the culture of Haiti with authentic fare, entertainment and art.

MFK saves the lives of Haiti’s malnourished children and other nutritionally vulnerable people 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.

February 18, 6:30-10:00 PM

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 North Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132

The Plan
6:30 PM – Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
7:30 PM – Entertainment & dinner
9:00 PM – Program & Auction

Purchase tickets to the event
Visit mfkhaiti.org for more information on Meds & Food for Kids.

We’re proud of the great work Meds & Food for Kids continues to do, and we’re honored to be a partner with them. Hope to see you there!