What We Do

Wayside is currently in its 30th 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 distributed more than one million pounds of food in 2015. 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

Hunger & Nutrition Farm Bill Listening Session

Join Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and leaders from Maine farms and nutrition programs, including Wayside Director Mary Zwolinski, for a Farm Bill Listening Session on Monday, March 20 from 9-11 AM. More about Hunger & Nutrition Farm Bill Listening Session

Hannaford helps fight hunger with Wayside

Purchase a "Fight Hunger" reusable bag at the Hannaford stores at Riverside Street or Cottage Road during the month of March to benefit Wayside. More about Hannaford helps fight hunger with Wayside

Wayside receives Efficiency Maine award

Wayside Food Programs was recognized by the Efficiency Maine Trust at their annual symposium for their efforts in promoting energy efficiency and alternative energy systems to lower the cost and environmental impacts of energy in Maine. More about Wayside receives Efficiency Maine award

Collaborative food fair nurtures West End community

Partnership between Wayside Food Programs, the Locker Project and Maine Snap-Ed turns Wayside's Monday evening meal at the Reiche School in Portland into a monthly food fair, featuring a healthy dinner, produce distribution, and nutrition lesson for kids and their families. More about Collaborative food fair nurtures West End community