What We Do

Wayside has been increasing access to nutritious food for those in need in Southern Maine since 1986. Wayside’s hunger relief efforts include:

Through its Food Rescue Program, Wayside diverted over 800,000 pounds of edible food from the waste stream in 2016. Rescued food was distributed to 44 partner agencies throughout Cumberland County including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other social service agencies.

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What's New

Strengthening Community in Westbrook

In Westbrook, High School students have a volunteer opportunity with Wayside that strengthens their community. More about Strengthening Community in Westbrook

A fun and delicious night at Flatbread

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the fundraiser at Flatbread Company last night. More about A fun and delicious night at Flatbread

Volunteers Needed for Food Drive

Calling all volunteers! We need your help at our Holiday Whole Foods Market food drive running from Thursday, December 7 - Saturday, December 9. More about Volunteers Needed for Food Drive

Wayside in the News!

Another Thanksgiving celebration was enjoyed by staff, volunteers and dinner guests alike. More about Wayside in the News!