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 450 tons of edible food from the waste stream in 2018. Rescued food was distributed, free of charge, to 55 partners throughout Southern Maine including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other social service agencies.

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What's New

Wayside one of 11 organizations to receive reimbursement from City

City officials announce they are distributing $141,000 of donations received over the summer to 11 groups who helped the city accommodate an influx of nearly 450 asylum seekers.  More about Wayside one of 11 organizations to receive reimbursement from City

Wayside volunteer group shares over 50,000 meals

A huge thank you and congratulations to Westbrook Trinity Lutheran Church, one of Wayside's original volunteer groups, for the momentous achievement of sharing 50,000 meals with our community! More about Wayside volunteer group shares over 50,000 meals