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 50 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. 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.



  Adult-sized jackets
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.

Babcock Presbyterian
    Calvary Baptist
    Church of the Holy Comforter
     Epiphany Episcopal
     Woodbrook Baptist
Arnolia United Methodist
     Ascension Lutheran
     Brown Memorial
     Divinity Lutheran
     First Lutheran
     Mt. Olive Baptist
     Timonium Presbyterian
     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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