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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Recognized by Westbrook City Council

Last night Wayside Food Programs was recognized by the Westbrook City Council for our "benevolent and kind work" in the community, specifically our weekly meal hosted by the Westbrook Community Cen More about Recognized by Westbrook City Council

Donate or Volunteer this Thanksgiving

There are a number of ways to get involved with Wayside this Thanksgiving! More about Donate or Volunteer this Thanksgiving

Meeting brings 40 agencies together

On Monday, October 2 we held our bi-annual (twice per year) pantry meeting in our warehouse with our 40 partner agencies of soup kitchens, food pantries and other service agencies in Cumberland Cou More about Meeting brings 40 agencies together