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Glenn Wise

MANNA FoodBank

Glenn Wise

Glenn Wise is the Community Outreach Manager at MANNA Foodbank in Asheville, NC, and oversees the Nutrition Works Program, the FNS/SNAP Outreach Program and the toll-free MANNA Food Helpline, providing food access service to clients throughout Western North Carolina.


Among its many components, the Nutrition Works Program at MANNA FoodBank includes integration of screening for food insecurity into the clinical setting. To date, the program has trained and is supporting eight clinics and other clinical providers in WNC, with further expansion of the clinical integration initiative planned throughout 2018.

A native of WNC, Glenn spent the majority of his career located in the Raleigh-Durham area. Following graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Glenn first worked in the not-for-profit sector managing public health information programs at American Social Health Association, a contractor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He then moved to the for-profit sector implementing and managing national and international clinical research training programs at PPD, a contract research organization and contractor to the National Institutes of Health. Glenn has returned home to the mountains and returned to a career in not-for-profit, joining MANNA FoodBank in 2017.