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

Wayside celebrates first Community Meal in South Portland

We are excited to announce a new weekly Community Meal being offered in South Portland. More about Wayside celebrates first Community Meal in South Portland

Tickets on sale now for Wayside's first public event and fundraiser

Inside Wayside is Wayside Food Programs' first ever public event and fundraiser. New to Wayside? More about Tickets on sale now for Wayside's first public event and fundraiser

Board President featured in Maine Magazine

Wayside's board president John Leeming is featured in Maine Magazine's Ageless Maine for his volunteer work with Wayside. More about Board President featured in Maine Magazine