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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

2013 Report Released

We are happy to release Wayside Food Program's 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

New program focused on nutrition for patients

An innovative program has been launched to distribute unused medical nutrition formula to patients in need. More about New program focused on nutrition for patients

The many contributions of Florence Welsh

From the early days of Wayside in 1986, Florence worked tirelessly to help feed Portland’s hungry. During her volunteer work, she touched the lives of many and is fondly remembered for her dedication and compassion. More about The many contributions of Florence Welsh

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