What We Do

Wayside has been increasing access to nutritious food to our neighbors in Southern Maine since 1986. Wayside’s hunger relief efforts include:

Through its Food Rescue Program, Wayside diverted 550 tons of edible food from the waste stream in 2019. Rescued food was distributed, free of charge, to 60 partners throughout Southern Maine including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other social service agencies. 


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What's New

Wayside Remembers Ray Gauvin

We are saddened by the loss of longtime supporter, volunteer, board member, treasurer, and friend Raymond Gauvin. We are honored to be recognized by him and his family. More about Wayside Remembers Ray Gauvin

Wayside In the News

Pandemic reveals race disparities around hunger in Maine More about Wayside In the News

Leonardo's Pizza Raising Dough for Wayside

For the entire month of March, every time you purchase a pizza from Leonardo's a percentage will be donated to fight hunger and strengthen our community t More about Leonardo's Pizza Raising Dough for Wayside

Virtual Maine Food Policy Forum

Join our community on Friday, March 12 for this virtual policy forum to learn about and discuss state and federal legislation affecting our local food system. This event is free and open to all. More about Virtual Maine Food Policy Forum