MANNA FoodBank is a 501(c)(3) and a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Since 1983, MANNA has and continues to serve communities across 16 counties of Western North Carolina—including the Qualla Boundary—through a network of hundreds of dedicated partners, providing food with hope and dignity to people experiencing hunger in our 6,434 square-mile region. MANNA is based in Asheville, North Carolina.


Volunteering: Nicholas Ames, Volunteer Manager
Food Drives: Food Drive Coordinator
Food Donors (farms, food retailers, other food industry): Lisa Reynolds, Food Sourcing Director
Business Relations: Olivia Onderlinde, Corporate Engagement Manager
Partner Agencies (food pantries and meal sites): Jennifer Lutz, Director of Agency Relations
MANNA Community Markets: Michael Stapleton, Mobile Programs Manager
Donor Relations: Libby Barker, Donor Relations Manager
Special Events: Kelly Schwartz, Signature Events Manager
Press Relations: Micah Chrisman, Director of Marketing and Communications


Claire Neal, Chief Executive Officer
Mary Nesbitt, Chief Development Officer
David Setzer, Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors 2024

LaVoy Spooner, President
Lindsey Wilson, Vice President
Ed Zaidberg, Treasurer
Marcia Bromberg, Secretary
Jim Matthews, Past President

David Angelus
Corey Atkins
Judy Butler
Kevin Click
Melody Dunlop
Rose James
David Jenkins
Terry Latanich
Sandra Precoma
Mel Scholl
John Staatz
Tyler Vereen
Elizabeth Wall-Bassett

Board Members Emeritus

Melody Dunlop
Joel Gillespie
Kip Marshall, Jr.
Jim Mathews
Brad Searson
Cissie Stevens
Marjorie Ulin
Sheryl Williams