**UPDATED 3.30.20**

Starting today Monday, March 30 our warehouse will be open Monday - Friday from 7AM - 12PM. These new hours will be in effect for two weeks until Friday, April 10 when they will be reassesed.  If you are looking to donate food, would like to come to the warehouse, or have additional questions about our current Food Rescue operations, please call Don Morrison at (207) 712-4929. 

**UPDATED 3.26.20**

Please note that Wayside, our network of partner agencies, and our food rescue partners are considered essential services and will continue our work sharing food with our community during this time. Our warehouse is currently open. If you are looking to donate food, would like to come to the warehouse, or have additional questions about our current Food Rescue operations, please call Don Morrison at (207) 712-4929. 

To read the City of Portland Stay at Home Emergency Order effective March, 25 at 5PM, please visit the city website here. 

**UPDATED 3.17.20**

We are continuing to update the list of food pantry and community meal resources available in the Greater Portland Area and Cumberland County. For an updated list of information, please click here.

Starting tomorrow, 3/18 there will be take-away meals available to all Portland youth Monday - Friday at various Portland Public School and Boys & Girls Club locations. For a full list and for more information, please click here. 

**UPDATED 3.16.20**

Following the lunch today at Woodfords Congregational Church at 12PM, we will temporarily be postponing our Community Meals. We came to this decision with recommendations from the CDC, and while we do not make this decision lightly, we do so with the health, safety, and comfort of all community members in mind. 

**UPDATED 3.15.20**

We are working hard to support our partner agencies during this time. Please note that most pantries that are remaining open are moving to an emergency food model, so please be prepared for a different distribution system as well as potentially less of a variety of foods you are accustomed to. Please keep in mind that any changes have not been made lightly and are being made with the safety and health of all community members in mind. If you feel sick, please refrain from visiting a pantry. If you are sick and need food, please call us at (207) 775-4939.

For an updated list of Food Pantry closure information, please click here. This list will be updated as we recieve information. 

Currently all of our Mobile Food Pantries will continue as scheduled. Click here for the Mobile Food Pantry schedule. This list will be updated frequently as we recieve information from our partners.


**UPDATED 3.13.20**

Starting Monday, March 16 we will temporarily be transitioning from a seated meal service to a takeaway meal model. We do not make this decision lightly as strengthening our community by enjoying a meal together is a fundamental cornerstone of our program, but we do so with the health, safety, and comfort of all community members in mind.

We will be updating our Community Meals schedule daily as decisions are made with our partner host sites. To view our updated Community Meals schedule, please click here.


Due to the recent health threat, Wayside Food Programs is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19. We are taking the lead from leading public health agencies and authorities and have prepared contingency plans if necessary. While we are taking the spread of the virus very seriously, we are also considering the community members who rely on us for food. Currently our Community Meals, Mobile Food Pantries, and Senior Box Distributions are proceeding as scheduled. However, we are taking steps to make sure this sharing of food is as safe, healthy, and enjoyable as possible for our staff, volunteers, and all community members and have plans in place as necessary. Following the recommendations of public health authorities, we have taken this opportunity to reiterate our service guidelines to our partner host sites and all volunteers, which includes strictly enforced hygiene techniques. Read the guidelines here.

For all community members, if you are feeling sick, please stay home and refrain from attending our meals or food distributions. If you need emergency food assistance, please contact us at (207) 775-4939.

We encourage you to visit the following sites for the latest guidance and information:

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

United States Center for Disease Control & Prevention (US CDC)

Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention (ME CDC)

Portland Health & Human Services