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

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

Native Maine brings USDA's Farmers to Families Program to Maine

Initially, no companies in Maine were awarded any Federal funding from the Farmers to Families Program that was established by Congress as part of the CARES Act passed in March. More about Native Maine brings USDA's Farmers to Families Program to Maine

Food Justice is Racial Justice

In addition to learning about and engaging with the resources listed in the article linked below, please support these local, food sovereignty projects and farms that are creating a more just and e More about Food Justice is Racial Justice