Last night Wayside Food Programs was recognized by the Westbrook City Council for our "benevolent and kind work" in the community, specifically our weekly meal hosted by the Westbrook Community Center and sponsored by one of our longest standing volunteer groups, Trinity Lutheran Church. Maria Dorn, Director of Community Services for the City of Westbrook had this to say:

"Every week people are greeted with smiles, good food and shown a place at the table to enjoy meals with others. The cost of this to a community is priceless and the act of generosity is one that inspires emulation. It is with sincere thanks and appreciation to Wayside and Trinity for providing these meals and for the opportunity for us to be a part of this."

Our additional work in Westbrook was also mentioned. This includes our weekly kids' meals which started last year and has served over 700 free meals to families in conjunction with the Westbrook Community Center after school program. It also includes the Commodity Supplemental Food Program which we now distribute to over 200 seniors in Westbrook thanks to partnerships with Meals on Wheels, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Westbrook Food Pantry, and Westbrook Housing.

Don Morrison, Operations Manager for Wayside Food Programs: Maria Dorn, Director of Community Services for the City of Westbrook: Reverend Karen Indorf, Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook: Mayor Michael Sanphy, City of Westbrook.