Written by Shelley Kapitulik

Public health and non-profit veteran Benjamin Perkins has joined Wholesome Wave, a national 501(c)3 non-profit that addresses nutrition insecurity by making healthy produce available and affordable for people who need it most.  Serving as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer, Perkins will grow the strategy and mission, and ultimately lead the organization through the next decade of influence and impact.

“Since our inception thirteen years ago, we have connected over a million and a half families across the country to affordable fruits and vegetables, encouraging healthier eating to prevent, reduce, and reverse diet-related diseases,” said Michel Nischan, co-founder, Wholesome Wave.  “Because of the pandemic, we are at a pivotal point in our nation’s history when more people than ever are in need of affordable access to healthy food options through financial assistance.  I am delighted to welcome Benjamin to the helm of our organization to lead us to our next phase of growth and scale. Ben’s passion and dedication to helping communities around this country, as well as his vast experience working in public health over the years, will add great value to our work.  I look forward to the learnings Ben will bring to Wholesome Wave.”

 

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