Once again, Wayside teamed up with the United Way to host a Thanksgiving dinner at the Portland Club.

This year Portland Press Herald blogger Sharon Kitchens, who describes herself as a neo-homesteader, wrote about Wayside's efforts in her blog, "The Root, Dispatches from Maine's food sources." Kitchens tracked the considerable behind-the-scenes work that goes into the holiday meal.

For the meal, more than 100 volunteers pitched in to prepare and serve more than 200 meals, which included 40 turkeys cooked at DiMillo’s. Food and services were provided by a number of local businesses and organizations including, Black Tie Company, Portland Club, United Way of Greater Portland, KeyBank, TD Bank, Sysco Northern New England, Currans, HP Hood, DiMillos, and Whole Foods.

In addition, Wayside teamed up with Garbage to Garden to make this year’s dinner a near zero-waste event.

Since 1994, donors and volunteers have gathered to prepare and serve a Wayside Thanksgiving community meal. To catch local television coverage of the event on WMTW.