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

Wayside is hiring and we want you to join our team!

Wayside Food Programs is hiring for a Food Rescue Assistant! Join our hard working team to fight hunger and strengthen our community. More about Wayside is hiring and we want you to join our team!

Free garden beds available: Applications due March 31st

Maine Foodscapes is offering free raised bed gardens and gardening resources through the Foodscape Garden Project to income eligible applicants through More about Free garden beds available: Applications due March 31st

Open House for Volunteers this Friday

Please join us for our first ever Spring Open House for Volunteers on Friday, March 29th between 3:00 - 5:00 PM at 135 Walton Street, Portland ( More about Open House for Volunteers this Friday

Calling all Portland Food Co-op Member Owners

We need your help! Please take a moment to vote for Wayside for the new Register Round-up Program. More about Calling all Portland Food Co-op Member Owners