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What we do

Wayside is currently in its 28th year of increasing access to nutritious food for those in need in Southern Maine. Wayside’s hunger relief efforts include:

Through its Food Rescue Program, Wayside recovered and distributed more than 1.6 million pounds of food in 2013. The rescued food was distributed to more than 40 agencies throughout Cumberland County, including food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

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What's New

Thanksgiving Day Meal

Wayside will once again be serving a free Thanksgiving Day meal at the Portland Club on Thursday, November 27 from 11:30-1. All are welcome. More about Thanksgiving Day Meal

Turkey Trot just around the corner

As we head toward November, now’s the time to think about the Maine Track Club’s popular Turkey Trot 5K, a Cape Elizabeth road race that provides generous support to Wayside. More about Turkey Trot just around the corner

Remembering the contributions of Nancy Gage

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Nancy Gage, a longtime Wayside volunteer. More about Remembering the contributions of Nancy Gage

Nick DeSouza, new warehouse manager

Nick DeSouza (above), Wayside’s new warehouse manager, is charged with seeing that the warehouse runs smoothly. He discusses his Wayside experience. More about Nick DeSouza, new warehouse manager

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