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

KnitWit Annual Sample Sale Saturday 12/7

Don't miss out on this awesome sale to benefit Wayside! Shop a large collection of beautiful, hand-knit items available for purchase, perfect for holiday gifting. More about KnitWit Annual Sample Sale Saturday 12/7

Elsmere Fundraiser for Wayside

Save the date! Please join us for dinner at Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill Tuesday, December 17. More about Elsmere Fundraiser for Wayside

300 community members gather for Thanksgiving

About 300 people gathered together on Thanksgiving in a celebration of food and community. One of the guests wrote the following day, "I appreciated the Thanksgiving feast. More about 300 community members gather for Thanksgiving

Holiday Volunteer Opportunity

We need your help for this upcoming event in December! Sign-up for a shift today. More about Holiday Volunteer Opportunity