Community Meals

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Food Rescue

2013 Fall/Winter Appeal

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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Farewell to old friends

Above: Steve Arsenault and John Keller preparing for a Community Meal in the kitchen at Hope.Gate.Way. More about Farewell to old friends

Lessons learned: An aspiring dietician gets an in-depth look at Wayside

This fall Wayside was lucky to have the services of dietician in-training Denise Goode. During her internship, Denise spent many hours working with volunteers and learning about Wayside's work. She shares what she took away from the experience. More about Lessons learned: An aspiring dietician gets an in-depth look at Wayside

Hunters for the Hungry Program puts food on local tables

Jason T. Hall is at the helm of an innovative state program that allows hunters to contribute game to anti-hunger programs. As the director of Maine's Emergency Food Assistance Program, Commodities Supplemental Food Program, and Hunters for the Hungry, Hall has a lot of experience fighting food insecurity.

We recently spoke with Jason about the Hunters for the Hungry Program. More about Hunters for the Hungry Program puts food on local tables

A Wayside Thanksgiving

Once again, Wayside teamed up with the United Way to host a Thanksgiving dinner at the Portland Club. More about A Wayside Thanksgiving