Here is a tangible way we can continue to serve our neighbors as the Church! Central will be collecting canned goods and non-perishables for The Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC) to help ensure our neighbors have enough food to eat during this crisis. We’ll be coordinating this as a neighborhood campaign, with neighborhood captains serving as the points of contact. The collection will last at least through the month of April.

What are we collecting?

Pick up some of the following items when you’re doing your own shopping, and drop them off to a neighborhood captain on your way home.

Peanut butter*
Green beans*
Dry pasta
Pasta sauce
Pasta meals
Canned diced tomatoes
Canned carrots
Canned peas
*Items with an asterisk are most needed at this time.
ACTC has also started collecting full-size shampoo for families and small toiletry sizes for homeless.

Where should items be dropped off?

Neighborhood Captains will place a box or laundry basket in their yard marked “ACTC” to collect necessary items. The items will be due each week by Friday. Captains will isolate the items for 3 days, and then drop them off at the Ascension Lutheran parking lot on the following Monday, between 12pm – 2 pm. It is recommended that captains use gloves and masks when delivering. Click below for the list of neighborhood captains; contact the captain nearest to you to obtain their address for drop off.

Neighborhood Captain Information

Anneslie: Larry Jones,

Timonium: Andy Nagel,

West Towson: Candy Perkinson,

Loch Raven: Jesse Gardner,

Rodgers Forge: Katy Deitrick,

Rodgers Forge: Ginni Cook,

Parkville: Kathy Smith,

The ASSISTANCE CENTER OF TOWSON CHURCHES (ACTC) opened its doors in 1985 to provide emergency help, including food, eviction and utility cutoff prevention, payment for prescriptions, and lunches for the homeless. 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. 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.