Assistance Center of Towson Churches

Welcome

ABOUT US ...
"Bear one another's burdens ... (Galatians 6:2)

The ASSISTANCE CENTER OF TOWSON CHURCHES offers an ecumenical  program that provides help to poor and needy families in our community. It began as the result of a study conducted by the Towson Area Ministerial Association exploring an effective and efficient way to meet the needs of people coming to churches requesting help. Fourteen churches joined together to form ACTC. A consortium of 47 churches now participates in the outreach effort.

The Assistance Center opened in 1985 to give emergency assistance, including food, eviction and utility cutoff prevention, payment for prescriptions and lunches for the homeless. Today a GBMC nurse practitioner helps with medical matters. Its service area incorporates 21 zip codes in central Baltimore County extending up to the Pennsylvania line. 
 
The center operates with a director, an assistant and a team of 60 trained volunteers, who interview each applicant to determine their specific needs, stock the food pantry and assist with special projects. Located at 120 W. Pennsylvania Avenue (between Baltimore and Washington avenues on the driveway behind Calvary Baptist Church) in Towson, the office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

                      
  

 

     Yes, I want to help support ACTC's emergency services
              to the community's needy and homeless.

                               

                                       Thank You!

     To contribute through the United Way of Central Maryland: Use ID 6571.

           
NEEDS ...

PERSONAL ITEMS:
  Deodorant
  Razors
  Lotion
  Socks                                    
  Adult-sized jackets
  Toiletries                                  
  
                            
FOOD ITEMS:                               
 
Cereal
 
Canned tomatoes                           
 
Pork and beans
 
Canned vegetables and fruits
 
Pasta meals canned (ravioli, spaghetti)
 
Spaghetti sauce
 
Tuna
 
Peanut butter and jelly
 
Soup
 
Dried pasta (spaghetti, macaroni)
 
Saltine crackers (boxes)
 
Pop-top canned goods for homeless Care Bags
 
Canned meat (beef stew, chili, Spam, etc.)
 
Macaroni and cheese
 
Potatoes (boxed)
 
Rice

The center gives food gift cards ($5 to $15) to local supermarkets for purchasing perishable items, such as milk, vegetables and meat.
COLLECTIONS ...
FEBRUARY
  
Ascension Lutheran - baked beans, cereal and canned meat
   Grace English - spaghetti sauce and canned tomatoes (whole, diced, crushed
   Loch Raven Presbyterian
   St. Thomas Episcopal - soup and rice
   Woodbrook Baptist - tuna, peanut butter and jelly

MARCH
   Babcock Presbyterian
   Central Presbyterian
   Church of the Nativity
   Loch Raven Presbyterian
   St. Margaret's Episcopal
  
 


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