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 450 tons of edible food from the waste stream in 2018. Rescued food was distributed, free of charge, to 55 partners throughout Southern Maine including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other social service agencies.

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What's New

Portland Mayoral Food Forum

Wednesday, October 23
6PM - 8PM
USM Talbot Lecture Hall (map) More about Portland Mayoral Food Forum

Youth cook for community

Culinary Crew is back in the kitchen at Wayside! Every Tuesday through the Fall, the group of enthusiastic teens gathers to prepare meals for elderly residents in our community. More about Youth cook for community

Buy your tickets now for Inside Wayside!

We hope you will join us for Wayside's second public celebration and fundraiser! This fun evening is an opportunity to celebrate all that you are helping to make possible. New to Wayside? More about Buy your tickets now for Inside Wayside!