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 550 tons of edible food from the waste stream in 2019. Rescued food was distributed, free of charge, to 60 partners throughout Southern Maine including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other social service agencies. 


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What's New

Zucchini Cornbread Recipe

It's officially zucchini season in Maine. More about Zucchini Cornbread Recipe

Celebrating Wild Blueberry Weekend with Buckle

August 7-8 was Maine's first Wild Blueberry Weekend, celebrating and highlighting the hardy, lowbush wild blueberry that have been growing naturally for more than 10,000 years! More about Celebrating Wild Blueberry Weekend with Buckle

United Way Food Drive & Can Sculpture Contest

United Way will once again be organizing our biggest one-day donation event of the year!

Friday, September 17
11AM to 3PM
135 Walton Street, Portland More about United Way Food Drive & Can Sculpture Contest