What We Do

Wayside has been increasing access to nutritious food to our neighbors in Southern Maine since 1986. Wayside’s hunger relief efforts include:

Through its Food Rescue Program, Wayside diverted 1,000,000 lbs of edible food from the waste stream in 2022. Rescued food was distributed, free of charge, to 70 + partners throughout Southern Maine including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other social service agencies. 


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2022 Impact report

News & Events

Wayside is Hiring!

Wayside Is Hiring! The Warehouse Assistant will work with staff and volunteers to assist in the procurement, sorting and distribution of food through Wayside’s Food Rescue More about Wayside is Hiring!

"Putting Food on the Table"

On January 23rd at 6:30pm, Don Morrison (Operations Manager of Wayside Food Programs) will be speaking at Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. More about "Putting Food on the Table"

Final FAFA Distribution

For a couple of years, our quarterly Food Access for All program (FAFA) has been meeting the needs of local immigrant communities with customized food packs containing culturally appropriate foods. More about Final FAFA Distribution