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

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

Donate to Wayside at Whole Foods Portland December 1-3

Wayside Food Programs' annual Holiday Food Drive for Kids & Families will take place December 1-3 at Whole Foods Market in Portland, Maine. Wayside staff and volunteers will be on hand to collect donations of healthy food items which will be distributed to children and families throughout Cumberland County this holiday season. More about Donate to Wayside at Whole Foods Portland December 1-3

Catching Health blog features Wayside's programs and recipe

Health reporter Diane Atwood featured a favorite healthy comfort food recipe from Wayside Food Programs on her blog. More about Catching Health blog features Wayside's programs and recipe

Feeding the 5000 event to spotlight food waste

The event will serve up a free meal to thousands in Monument Square in Portland on Friday, October 7th from 11-4. Wayside's director, Mary Zwolinski, was interviewed by the Portland Phoenix about the connection between food waste and food insecurity. More about Feeding the 5000 event to spotlight food waste

Joe says... "WAY SIDE"

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein will feature "WAY SIDE" on Portland's Time and Temperature Building for Hunger Action Month. More about Joe says... "WAY SIDE"

United Way Food Drive sets new record

The United Way of Greater Portland set a new record at their annual United We Can Campaign Kickoff and Food Drive, collecting 13,729 pounds of food which Wayside will distribute to Cumberland County food pantries. More about United Way Food Drive sets new record

West End News profile

The West End News featured the work of Wayside's Food Rescue Program in their September 1st issue. More about West End News profile

Gardeners wanted: Join the Wayside harvest!

Wayside wants to increase access to fresh produce this growing season and you can help. More about Gardeners wanted: Join the Wayside harvest!

2015 Annual Report released

We are happy to release the Wayside Food Programs 2015 Annual Report. In its pages you will learn about Wayside's anti-hunger efforts last year, funding details, and information about where our food comes from and where it goes. More about 2015 Annual Report released

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