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 450 tons of edible food from the waste stream in 2018. Rescued food was distributed, free of charge, to 55 partners throughout Southern Maine including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other social service agencies.

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What's New

Save the date: Pop up Picnic dates announced!

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 Save the date: Pop up Picnic dates announced!

April is National Volunteer Month

For the month of April, we've been celebrating the impact and dedication of our amazing volunteers by highlighting some of their work every week! More about April is National Volunteer Month

Wayside gets the Norm Steele Memorial Seed Grant for gardens

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded a Norm Steele Memorial Seed Grant by the Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Association! More about Wayside gets the Norm Steele Memorial Seed Grant for gardens