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Pop Up Picnics

Join us this summer for a series of festive pop up picnics at four different community gardens around Portland. Enjoy a free dinner, meet your neighbors and explore the gardens! More about Pop Up Picnics

At Work For Wayside: Rachel Freedman

Rachel Freedman, our AmeriCorps/Vista volunteer, describes her work and Wayside experience. More about At Work For Wayside: Rachel Freedman

2016 Annual Report Released

Learn about our impact in our 2016 Annual Report. The downloadable report looks at the work being done by the Wayside staff and its valuable supporters. More about 2016 Annual Report Released

Hunger & Nutrition Farm Bill Listening Session

Join Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and leaders from Maine farms and nutrition programs, including Wayside Director Mary Zwolinski, for a Farm Bill Listening Session on Monday, March 20 from 9-11 AM. More about Hunger & Nutrition Farm Bill Listening Session

Hannaford helps fight hunger with Wayside

Purchase a "Fight Hunger" reusable bag at the Hannaford stores at Riverside Street or Cottage Road during the month of March to benefit Wayside. More about Hannaford helps fight hunger with Wayside

Wayside receives Efficiency Maine award

Wayside Food Programs was recognized by the Efficiency Maine Trust at their annual symposium for their efforts in promoting energy efficiency and alternative energy systems to lower the cost and environmental impacts of energy in Maine. More about Wayside receives Efficiency Maine award

Collaborative food fair nurtures West End community

Partnership between Wayside Food Programs, the Locker Project and Maine Snap-Ed turns Wayside's Monday evening meal at the Reiche School in Portland into a monthly food fair, featuring a healthy dinner, produce distribution, and nutrition lesson for kids and their families. More about Collaborative food fair nurtures West End community

Allagash grant to support Food Rescue Program

Allagash Brewing Company's Community Grant award will help reduce food waste and increase access to nutritious foods in Cumberland County. More about Allagash grant to support Food Rescue Program

Portland Food Council to focus on viability, sustainability

Wayside's Executive Director Mary Zwolinski was interviewed by the Forecaster on the upcoming launch of the Portland Food Council. More about Portland Food Council to focus on viability, sustainability

Portland Food Council Launch Party

Wayside Food Programs is excited to be a part of the newly formed Portland Food Council, which will celebrate its launch with a free public event on Monday, January 30th from 4-7 PM. More about Portland Food Council Launch Party