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 980,000 pounds of edible food from the waste stream in 2017. Rescued food was distributed to 55 partner agencies throughout Cumberland County including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other social service agencies.

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What's New

Local students host food drive as part of service curriculum

Two eighth graders from Breakwater Learning collected over 300 lbs of food for our community. More about Local students host food drive as part of service curriculum

A Christmas Carol at Portland Stage connects production with Wayside, giving back to the community

For the month of December, Wayside's partners at Portland Stage Company are featuring a production of a Holiday classic: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. More about A Christmas Carol at Portland Stage connects production with Wayside, giving back to the community

Join us at Allagash on Black Friday

This Friday, November 22nd, head to Allagash for a special Frolic Friday! More about Join us at Allagash on Black Friday