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

Fire at the Westbrook Community Center: Programming Update & Resources

Wayside's programming at the Westbrook Community Center will be cancelled indefinitely due to the fire that closed the building on Monday night, January 14th. More about Fire at the Westbrook Community Center: Programming Update & Resources

Thursday, January 10 shop at Whole Foods and support Wayside

When you shop at Whole Foods Market on Thursday, January 10, they'll donate 5% of net sales in support of Wayside as part of the company's annual Community Giving Days. More about Thursday, January 10 shop at Whole Foods and support Wayside

New England Fishmongers donate and prepare fresh fish

Fresh fish was enjoyed by all at our Communit Meal thanks to some new volunteers! More about New England Fishmongers donate and prepare fresh fish