Assistance Center of Towson Churches

ACTC: A community of churches, organizations, and individuals answering A Call To Care

Reaching out to those in need with God's love and provision

Response to COVID-19

At this time of national emergency, ACTC has modified services as follows.

  • The center offers food from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. No financial assistance or other services are available.
  • Food distribution includes lunches for the homeless and prepacked grocery bags every two weeks for neighbors in need.
  • Food donations are gratefully received by the process described here. Please do not drop food donations off at the center.

These changes are intended to reduce person-to-person contact at the center and allow us to continue operating for as long as possible with reduced numbers of volunteers and staff. Thank you for your understanding and for your continued prayers and support.

We are...

  • A consortium of churches that provides food and emergency help for neighbors in need
  • Supported through generous contributions from organizations, companies, foundations, and individuals in our community

We offer...

  • Daily food for the homeless 
  • Emergency groceries for individuals and families in need in northern and central Baltimore County and northern Baltimore City
  • Hardship relief (suspended temporarily in response to COVID-19)
  • Food and support for individuals recently released from prison
  • Outreach and referrals for additional assistance (suspended temporarily in response to COVID-19)

Find out more.

Serving Our Community for 35 Years

ACTC opened its doors in 1985 after a study by the Towson Area Ministerial Association identified effective ways to meet the needs of people coming to churches for help. Since then, the initial consortium of 14 area churches has more than tripled in number.

Today, with the support of dozens of churches and a community of partners, our service area incorporates 19 zip codes in northern and central Baltimore County and northern Baltimore City.

The center is overseen by a director and small staff and operates with a team of more than 60 trained volunteers. 

Learn more about our history.

— "Bear one another's burdens"
Galatians 6:2


116 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
(behind Calvary Baptist Church)
Towson, MD 21204

Contact us


Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(reduced hours in response to COVID-19)

ACTC is closed on major holidays. See the calendar.

Join Our Community

Receive services: Those in need are welcome at the center Monday to Friday during regular opening hours.

Volunteer: Find out how!


  • Financial donations can be made securely online.

Learn about other ways to donate.

Thank you to our partners and supporters who have answered a call to care!

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