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 450 tons of edible food from the waste stream in 2018. Rescued food was distributed, free of charge, to 55 partners throughout Southern Maine including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other social service agencies.

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What's New

Join us on Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is coming up and we hope you will come share our annual Thanksgiving Day Meal with us! More about Join us on Thanksgiving!

Wayside Remembers Chuck Sawyer

Wayside will miss long-time friend and pantry partner Chuck Sawyer. Chuck started the food pantry at St. More about Wayside Remembers Chuck Sawyer

Registration is open for the 51st Annual Turkey Trot

Be a part of something big! Whether you are an avid runner, just want to get out to enjoy the day, or have kiddo's who want to participate in the Children's Fun Run, this is the event for you. More about Registration is open for the 51st Annual Turkey Trot

Portland Mayoral Food Forum

Wednesday, October 23
6PM - 8PM
USM Talbot Lecture Hall (map) More about Portland Mayoral Food Forum