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What we do

Wayside is currently in its 30th 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 distributed more than one million pounds of food in 2014. 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

LearningWorks youth pitch in to fight hunger

Wayside’s work is made possible by many volunteers – from many walks of life. We are happy to look at the contributions of LearningWorks youth. We recently spoke with Tim Delahanty, manager of LearningWorks' Alternative Pathways for Youth, about his experience working with LearningWorks students and Wayside. More about LearningWorks youth pitch in to fight hunger

Building harvest connections: Amy Witt

We recently spoke with master gardener Amy Witt, horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension (Cumberland County) about her passion for gardening and harvesting for the hungry. More about Building harvest connections: Amy Witt

We are looking for gardeners to contribute to Wayside harvest

As part of our efforts to provide healthy food to people in need, we are seeking harvest donations from area gardeners. We are looking for produce donations from gardens of all size, including home gardens, community gardens and commercial gardens. More about We are looking for gardeners to contribute to Wayside harvest

2014 Report Released

We are happy to release the Wayside Food Programs 2014 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 2014 Report Released

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