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What we do

Wayside is currently in its 28th year of increasing access to nutritious food for those in need in Southern Maine. Wayside’s hunger relief efforts include:

Through its Food Rescue Program, Wayside recovered and distributed more than 1.6 million pounds of food in 2013. The rescued food was distributed to more than 40 agencies throughout Cumberland County, including food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

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What's New

We are looking for gardeners to contribute to Wayside harvest

As part of our efforts to provide healthy food to people in need, we are seeking harvest donations from area gardeners. We are looking for produce donations from gardens of all size, including home gardens, community gardens and commercial gardens. More about We are looking for gardeners to contribute to Wayside harvest

2014 Report Released

We are happy to release the Wayside Food Programs 2014 Annual Report. In its pages you will learn about Wayside's anti-hunger efforts last year, funding details and information about where our food comes from and where it goes. More about 2014 Report Released

Lighting project brightens warehouse, saves money

Thanks to the support Town and Country Credit Union and Efficiency Maine, the lighting in the warehouse has been replaced with brighter lights that are also more energy efficient. More about Lighting project brightens warehouse, saves money

Healthy snacks for kids: Combining nutrition and caring

Working out of her office in Portland’s East Bayside on Mayo Street, Suna Shaw sees firsthand the impact of Wayside’s Healthy Snacks for Kids Program, where Wayside provides snacks that are distrib More about Healthy snacks for kids: Combining nutrition and caring

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