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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Asylum Seekers arrive at Portland Expo: How you can support

Last week, Portland welcomes an influx of over 200 people who are seeking political asylum in the United States. More about Asylum Seekers arrive at Portland Expo: How you can support

United Way Day of Action

Every May, United Way of Greater Portland sends hundreds of volunteers from participating companies to donate their time and skills around Southern Maine. More about United Way Day of Action

Our 2018 Impact Report is now available

Thank you for all that you do for our community through Wayside. Whether you have donated time, money, skills, or food, your support has a widespread impact. More about Our 2018 Impact Report is now available