What We Do

Wayside has been increasing access to nutritious food for those in need 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

Maine Marathon Goes Virtual

We remain honored that the Maine Marathon chose to support our community through Wayside this year. More about Maine Marathon Goes Virtual

Pop up Picnics in August

We hope you will join us for one of these free and fun events in your neighborhood. Please note the special protocols we will be enforcing to ensure a safe event for all.  More about Pop up Picnics in August

Partner Spotlight: Deering Center Community Church

When the pandemic hit Maine, many of our partners sprang into action, altering their se More about Partner Spotlight: Deering Center Community Church

Portland Summer Meals Program

Portland Public Schools Food Services Program and their partner sites are sharing free meals for kids and teens ages 18 or under.  More about Portland Summer Meals Program