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What we do

Wayside is currently in its 28th year of increasing access to nutritious food for those in need in Southern Maine. Wayside’s hunger relief efforts include:

Through its Food Rescue Program, Wayside recovered and distributed more than 1.6 million pounds of food in 2013. The rescued food was distributed to more than 40 agencies throughout Cumberland County, including food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

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What's New

Turkey Trot 5K supports Wayside

As we head toward November, now’s the time to think about the Maine Track Club’s popular Nov. More about Turkey Trot 5K supports Wayside

Annual Thanksgiving Meal

Wayside Food Programs will be partnering with the United Way of Greater Portland and Black Tie Catering to host its annual free Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Portland Club on Thursday, Nov. More about Annual Thanksgiving Meal

2013 Report Released

We are happy to release the Wayside Food Programs 2013 Annual Report. In its pages you will learn about Wayside's anti-hunger efforts last year, funding details and information about where our food comes from and where it goes. More about 2013 Report Released

SNAP-Ed’s tasty education lessons

Attendees at recent Wayside meals have been treated to cooking demonstrations and healthy recipe sharing thanks to the efforts of SNAP-Ed’s Garrick Brown and Emma Veilleux. More about SNAP-Ed’s tasty education lessons

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