Grants to help fight waste and increase healthy food

Wayside Food Programs recently received a $20,000 grant from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation and a $25,000 grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation to reduce food waste and improve nutritional standards for food donated to Cumberland County’s emergency food network. These grants are being used to educate donors about the importance of donating nutritionally sound food to Wayside, which distributes food, free of charge, to more than 40 local soup kitchens, food pantries and social service agencies. More about Grants to help fight waste and increase healthy food

Local teens team up to cook and provide meals for seniors

Students from Cultivating Community's Culinary Crew program used the Wayside kitchen again this fall to learn cooking skills from local chefs and prepare healthy meals to deliver to seniors in the community. More about Local teens team up to cook and provide meals for seniors

Thanksgiving events serve 500 in Portland and Westbrook

The Thanksgiving holiday is in many ways a culmination of Wayside's year round efforts, acting as a celebration of food and community, two things we care deeply about. Our annual Thanksgiving event took place at Portland Club, where this year we served over 250 guests a delicious, made-from-scratch meal in the club's beautiful dining room. Thanksgiving meals were served to an additional 250 guests at our regular community meal sites. More about Thanksgiving events serve 500 in Portland and Westbrook