We are excited to announce a new weekly Community Meal being offered in South Portland. This past Tuesday night at the inaugural gathering, over 50 neighbors came together in the Brickhill Community Room to enjoy summer vegetable enchiladas, rice, salad and fruit kabaobs prepared from scratch in our kitchen by volunteers from the Walton House Extended Care Program and Work Opportunities Unlimited. The meal is in partnership with Avesta Housing and the South Portland West End Neighborhood Association who provide the space, host the meal and help coordinate volunteers and outreach. While the primary objective of our meals is to increase access to nutritious food, we intentionally partner with host sites to create welcoming spaces for sharing food as an opportunity for relationship building. Which is why we love the motto our partners came up with for this meal: Good food. Great Community. 

With the help of our partners, Wayside offers 14 weekly community meals in Portland, Westbrook and South Portland. Please consider joining us! You can find the schedule by clicking here.