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 over 800,000 pounds of edible food from the waste stream in 2016. Rescued food was distributed to 44 partner agencies throughout Cumberland County including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other social service agencies.

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Pop Up Picnics

Join us this summer for a series of festive pop up picnics at four different community gardens around Portland. Enjoy a free dinner, meet your neighbors and explore the gardens! More about Pop Up Picnics

At Work For Wayside: Rachel Freedman

Rachel Freedman, our AmeriCorps/Vista volunteer, describes her work and Wayside experience. More about At Work For Wayside: Rachel Freedman

2016 Annual Report Released

Learn about our impact in our 2016 Annual Report. The downloadable report looks at the work being done by the Wayside staff and its valuable supporters. More about 2016 Annual Report Released

Hunger & Nutrition Farm Bill Listening Session

Join Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and leaders from Maine farms and nutrition programs, including Wayside Director Mary Zwolinski, for a Farm Bill Listening Session on Monday, March 20 from 9-11 AM. More about Hunger & Nutrition Farm Bill Listening Session