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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Read the 2017 Annual Report

wayside 2017 annual report

What's New

Maine Mammoth's host food drive at 'Halloween in July' home game

On Saturday Wayside was at the Cross Insurance Arena to cheer on the Maine Mammoth's in their winning homegame against the Columbus Lions. More about Maine Mammoth's host food drive at 'Halloween in July' home game

Celebrate World Refugee Day in Portland on Saturday, July 14th

This Saturday join your neighbors for a community celebration featuring international food, music, activities and conversation! All are welcome. More about Celebrate World Refugee Day in Portland on Saturday, July 14th

Find your summer meal location!

Are you 18 or under? Eat lunch free in Portland this summer! Check out this map of locations. Not in Portland? Text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 for locations near you! More about Find your summer meal location!

In Her Presence celebrates participants and partners

Wayside is honored to support the work of In Her Presence and proud to be the recent recipients of a sponsorship award. More about In Her Presence celebrates participants and partners