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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Read our 2022 Impact Report

2022 Impact report

News & Events

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Wayside's annual "Volunteer Appreciation Dinner" will be on Monday, June 12th at 6pm! We can't wait! More about Volunteer Appreciation Dinner


On April 22nd, Don & Emma represented Wayside at Ecomaine's "Ecofest!" The focus of the event was to celebrate sustainability, and Wayside was excited to inform the community about efforts in r More about Ecofest!

Wayside's March 2023 Newsletter

We recently sent out Wayside's March 2023 Newsletter. You can view it by clicking here!

  More about Wayside's March 2023 Newsletter