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.

What's New

Gardeners wanted: Join the Wayside harvest!

Wayside wants to increase access to fresh produce this growing season and you can help. More about Gardeners wanted: Join the Wayside harvest!

2015 Annual Report released

We are happy to release the Wayside Food Programs 2015 Annual Report. In its pages you will learn about Wayside's anti-hunger efforts last year, funding details, and information about where our food comes from and where it goes. More about 2015 Annual Report released

LearningWorks youth pitch in to fight hunger

Wayside’s work is made possible by many volunteers – from many walks of life. We are happy to look at the contributions of LearningWorks youth. We recently spoke with Tim Delahanty, manager of LearningWorks' Alternative Pathways for Youth, about his experience working with LearningWorks students and Wayside. More about LearningWorks youth pitch in to fight hunger

Building harvest connections: Amy Witt

We recently spoke with master gardener Amy Witt, horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension (Cumberland County) about her passion for gardening and harvesting for the hungry. More about Building harvest connections: Amy Witt


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