Community Meals Schedule

Our Community Meals provide a free, nutritious meal in a welcoming setting. Meals are located in Greater Portland and are open to all who wish to attend unless otherwise noted.

This list will be updated as meal sites re-open. 

Woodfords Congregational Church / 202 Woodford Street, Portland / Served at 12PM
Avesta Housing / 409 Cumberland Avenue, Portland / Corner of Forest Ave. / Served at 12PM
Washington Gardens Community Center / 66 Pembroke Street, Portland / Served at 5:30PM
Motherhouse / Breakfast served at 9AM / *For residents of Motherhouse*
Avesta Housing - West End Apartments / 586 Westbrook Street, South Portland / Served 5:30-6:30PM
WCC *Sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church* / 426 Bridge Street, Westbrook /  Served 5-6PM
10 Congress Square Apartments 28 Forest Ave, Portland / 1:30PM / *Take-away meal* 
Deering Center Community Church / 4 Brentwood Street, Portland / Served at 5:30PM 
Windham Churches:
Served at 5:30PM - Location switches between churches listed below
**Please click here to view the schedule or contact Sharon at (207) 892-4217**
St. Ann's Episcopal Church / 40 Windham Center Road, Windham 
Windham Hill United Church of Christ / 140 Windham Center Road, Windham 

Additional Programs:


An annual summer series of collaborative, community building meals at Portland's public gardens. Hosted in collaboration with Cultivating Community and supported by a number of partner organizations and businesses, these gatherings are a chance for the community to enjoy a free dinner, meet their neighbors and explore the gardens. For more information about our 2022 picnic series, follow this link
Wayside's Catering Collective supports schools and social and cultural groups whose work celebrates and strengthens our community with a focus on preserving and sharing Portland's abundance of cultural traditions. This program provides prepared meals, ingredients, and snacks to community events hosted by non-profit or civic groups who could not otherwise provide the food on their own with the intention of gathering community members around the table and strengthening support systems for youth and their families. For more information on Catering Collective, please email Mary Zwolinski.
This program provides healthy snacks to after-school and summer programs in Greater Portland. Wayside partners with a growing number of programs to provide supplemental food to children at risk of food insecurity. Our partners in this endeavor have reported that being able to provide snacks at their centers helps students focus and participate more fully in their programs. Kids' Healthy Snacks partners include Portland and Westbrook Community Policing Centers, Portland Housing Study Centers, the Opportunity Alliance, Portland Family Shelter, Portland YMCA, Goodwill AmeriCorps Youth Programs, and Yarmouth Community Services.