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

Welcome to Wayside: Virtual Tour

As the date for our annual celebration, Inside Wayside, passes us by yet again, we wanted to mark the occasion in a safe way that embodies the spirit of the event. More about Welcome to Wayside: Virtual Tour

Wayside beneficiary of Maine Marathon

Wayside is honored and excited to be one of the Maine Marathon 2020/2021 race beneficiary organizations!  More about Wayside beneficiary of Maine Marathon

Welcoming Week Highlighted

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in Welcoming Week with Wayside & the Portland Office of Economic Opportunity! More about Welcoming Week Highlighted

Zucchini Cornbread Recipe

It's officially zucchini season in Maine. More about Zucchini Cornbread Recipe