Assistance Center of Towson Churches

Welcome

ABOUT US ... HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

                             OUR MISSION

    Reaching Out to Those in Need with God's Love and Provision
An ecumenical consortium of churches that provides emergency help for the needy in our communities.

                   FOCUS OF OUR SERVICES
  
Hunger Prevention | Outreach | Hardship Relief | Volunteers   

The ASSISTANCE CENTER OF TOWSON CHURCHES (ACTC) hails back to a study in the early 1980s conducted by the Towson Area Ministerial Association exploring an effective and efficient way to better meet the needs of people coming to churches for help. Fourteen churches then joined together to form ACTC. The center opened its doors in 1985 to provide emergency help, including food, eviction and utility cutoff prevention, payment for prescriptions, and lunches for the homeless. Currently, with the support of 50 churches and other generous donors, 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 in a small building that was renovated in 2013. Volunteer applicants are interviewed to determine their specific needs and might greet or serve clients, stock the food pantry and assist with special projects.

We are located at 120 W. Pennsylvania Avenue (between Baltimore and Washington avenues on the alley behind Calvary Baptist Church) in Towson, and are open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 2:45 PM. Wednesday hours have been extended until 5:45 p.m. to accommodate clients with work schedules.

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 Project payable by major credit card or PayPal.

Thank You!

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


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PROVISIONS NEEDED ...

PERSONAL ITEMS:
  Deodorant
  Razors
  Lotion
  Socks                                    
  Adult-sized jackets
  Toiletries                                  
  
                            
FOOD ITEMS:                               
 
Cereal (box)l
 
Tomatoes (can)                          
 
Pork and beans (can)
  Green beans (can)
 
Peas/Mixed Vegetables (can)
  Corn (can)
  Potatoes (can or box)
  Fruit (can)
  Meats (can)
 
Pasta Meals (can)
 
Spaghetti Sauce (jar)
 
Tuna (can)
 
Peanut Butter (jar)
  Jelly (jar)
 
Soup (can)
 
Dry Pasta (box)
 
Macaroni and Cheese (box)
 
Rice (bag or box)
  Pop-top canned goods for homeless Care Bags

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

OCTOBER
   
Edgewood United Methodist

    Grace Fellowship
   
Immaculate Conception
    St. John's United Methodist
    
 NOVEMBER
    
Thanksgiving Collection

DECEMBER
     
Towson Unitarian
 
     Especially needed this month are the following items: cereal; mixed veggies and peas canned; diced tomatoes canned; tuna; mac and cheese; and meats (canned chili, stew and chicken).
    
 

 


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