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

Join us on Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is coming up and we hope you will come share our annual Thanksgiving Day Meal with us!

Culinary Crew cooks for community

Culinary Crew is back in the kitchen at Wayside! Every Tuesday through the Fall, the group of enthusiastic teens gathers to prepare meals for elderly residents in our community. More about Culinary Crew cooks for community

Inside Wayside celebrates impact

Inside Wayside, Wayside's inagural public event and fundraiser brought together over 100 supporters in a night of discovery, celebration and of course, excellent food. More about Inside Wayside celebrates impact