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

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

Portland School's Family Engagement Night uses food to bring families together

Last night some of our staff members enjoyed a meal with Portland Public School families at the East End Community School. More about Portland School's Family Engagement Night uses food to bring families together

Everyone deserves to eat: Taking a stand against SNAP cuts

Yesterday 40 plus faith leaders and “people of faith and conscience” came together, joined by our own Executive Director Mary Zwolinski, to speak out against the House Farm Bill being voted on in W More about Everyone deserves to eat: Taking a stand against SNAP cuts

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Wayside wrapped up National Volunteer Month with an annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Monday night at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. More about Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner