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

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

A delicious way to support Wayside

For the entire month of March, every time you purchase a pizza from Leonardo's a percentage will be donated to fight hunger and strengthen our community t More about A delicious way to support Wayside

Global World Hunger Summit comes to Portland

Don't miss the upcoming Universities Fight World Hunger Summit right here in Portland, Maine. More about Global World Hunger Summit comes to Portland

More than 100 Maine schools pledge to serve seasonal and local produce

"A new program launching this spring will introduce Maine students and schools to local food products, according to a recent announcement by the Maine Department of Education, and organizers are lo More about More than 100 Maine schools pledge to serve seasonal and local produce