Assistance Center of Towson Churches


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

The ASSISTANCE CENTER OF TOWSON CHURCHES offers an ecumenical program that provides help to the 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 48 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 alley behind Calvary Baptist Church) in Towson, the center is open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 2:45 PM.

Yes, I want to help ACTC provide emergency services to the needy and homeless of our community.


Yes, I want to help support ACTC 's Special Event "Hunger Bites" payable by major credit card or PayPal.

Thank You!

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


  Adult-sized jackets
FOOD ITEMS:                               
Canned tomatoes                           
Pork and beans
Canned vegetables
   **Canned fruits
**Pasta meals canned (ravioli, spaghetti)
Spaghetti sauce
Peanut butter and jelly
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)

 **Most Needed Currently

The center gives food gift cards ($5 to $15) to local supermarkets for purchasing perishable items, such as milk, vegetables and meat.

     Edgewood United Methodist
     Grace Fellowship
     Immaculate Conception
     St. John's United Methodist
Thanksgiving Collection
 Hats off to Hunt Valley Presbyterian for collecting 1,157 cans of beans and 1,678 boxes of mac and cheese for its collection in May. A family will be matching their value with a check. 


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