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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 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

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

Lighting project brightens warehouse, saves money

Thanks to the support Town and Country Credit Union and Efficiency Maine, the lighting in the warehouse has been replaced with brighter lights that are also more energy efficient. More about Lighting project brightens warehouse, saves money

Featured Events

Free Community Thanksgiving Meal

11/26/2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Wayside Food Programs annual Thanksgiving Day meal is held at the Portland Club. Free and open to the public. More about Free Community Thanksgiving Meal

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