Who We Are

Our Vision: All people should have access to the food they need.
Our Mission: The Mission of Wayside is to increase access to food for those in need in Southern Maine by providing a system for community based volunteers who serve prepared meals where such meals are needed, and by collaborating with other hunger agencies and community stakeholders in developing an efficient network for the collection and equitable distribution of food. Wayside shall be guided in this mission by a deep compassion for our common humanity.

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:
  • 13 free weekly Community Meals
  • Other programs and partnerships, including:
    • Kids' Healthy Snacks
    • Dairy Buying Cooperative
    • Wayside Garden
    • Commodity Supplemental Food Program
    • The Emergency Food Assistance Program
    • Harvest for Hunger
    • Hunters for the Hungry
    • New England Enteral Exchange Distribution Solution