What We Do

Wayside has been increasing access to nutritious food for those in need 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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Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Chella

When the global pandemic reached Maine, we didn't know how we would meet the unprecedented need for food access while allowing as few volunteers inside the building as possible to keep our space an More about Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Chella

Over 17,000 packages of Girl Scout cookies shared with our community

Thanks to the Girl Scouts of Maine, over 17,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies were donated and shared with our community through Wayside. More about Over 17,000 packages of Girl Scout cookies shared with our community

Sam L. Cohen Foundation pledges $1 million to COVID-19 relief

Wayside is pleased to announce the continued support of the Sam L. Cohen Foundation through a new award specifically for our COVID-19 relief work. More about Sam L. Cohen Foundation pledges $1 million to COVID-19 relief

Episcopal Maine donates 30,000 lbs of local potatoes to community

When the Episcopal Diocese of Maine wanted to support their community during the global pandemic, one parishioner from Scarborough had a winning idea. More about Episcopal Maine donates 30,000 lbs of local potatoes to community