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

Grants to help Wayside reduce waste, improve nutrition

Grants from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation and the Sam L. Cohen Foundation will help Wayside Food Programs reduce food waste and improve nutritional standards in Cumberland County's emergency food network. More about Grants to help Wayside reduce waste, improve nutrition

Joe says... "WAY SIDE"

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein will feature "WAY SIDE" on Portland's Time and Temperature Building for Hunger Action Month. More about Joe says... "WAY SIDE"

United Way Food Drive sets new record

The United Way of Greater Portland set a new record at their annual United We Can Campaign Kickoff and Food Drive, collecting 13,729 pounds of food which Wayside will distribute to Cumberland County food pantries. More about United Way Food Drive sets new record

West End News profile

The West End News featured the work of Wayside's Food Rescue Program in their September 1st issue. More about West End News profile