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

Join us at Flatbread Pizza June, 26th

Join Wayside Food Programs staff and volunteers at our Flatbread Company Portland Maine benefit night! All night, a percentage of each pizza sold, including take-out, will be donated to Wayside. More about Join us at Flatbread Pizza June, 26th

We're hiring!

Wayside has an opening for a part-time Community Meals Assistant. More about We're hiring!

Wayside recognized for work managing senior food program

Thanks to the New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, Wayside has become the first ever winner of their brand new Community Partnership Award for "outstanding contributions, performance, p More about Wayside recognized for work managing senior food program

Wayside awarded Norm Steele Memorial Seed Grant for garden

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded a Norm Steele Memorial Seed Grant by the Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Association! More about Wayside awarded Norm Steele Memorial Seed Grant for garden