82 Bayberry Hill Road
West Townsend, MA 01474


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TEO members will now be shopping for their own food.

The next distribution is September 18, 2021.

Pre-registration is required by September 16 at noon.  You can register here.

Masks are required at all times while on  TEO property.  Masks must cover your mouth and nose. No masks with vents allowed. Please stay in your car until it is time for your group.

The schedule is below.  Please note that no one will be allowed in the building until 830AM.  Members will be let in alphabetical order.  Please be mindful that we have allocated two and one half hours for shopping.  We do ask that you move through the aisles as quickly as possible so everyone can shop.  You can not shop for another person, but if needed, a pre packed box can be provided if someone can’t make it.  If you can not make your time, you may come later and we will fit you in as time and space permits.

Each family may also take a pre packed box (includes staples like cereal, peanut butter, soup, rice, pasta) in addition to what you select.

If you prefer to use grocery store reusable bags to shop rather than banana boxes please feel free to bring them with you.

830AM-900AM families with 1 or 2 people last names starting with letters A-M.
900AM-930AM families with 1 or 2 people last names starting with letters N – Z.
930PM-1000AM families with 3 or 4 people last name A-M.
10000AM-1030AM families with 3 or 4 people last name N-Z
1030AM-1100AM families with 5 or more people.

If you have not confirmed with TEO you will need to shop at the end of all the groups. 
The Clothes Closet will be open 930AM-1130AM on the food shopping day. 
You must be a TEO member to receive the groceries. The process is simple,  text or call 978-877-6002 to enroll.

About The TEO:

Townsend Ecumenical Outreach (TEO) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization established in 1984. Since its inception TEO has been a part an important part of the Townsend  community since 1984.

The TEO purpose is to provide emergency and temporary assistance to Townsend and Ashby community members that are in need of a helping hand.

TEO is able to provide emergency and monthly food distribution and access to its Clothes Closet.

TEO Officers:

  • Kym Craven
  • Anne Marie Gaskins
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Jeanne Urda
  • Kristen Erickson-Corn
  • Sandy Stevens


Funding for the TEO programs is achieved in several ways.

One of the most important funding sources for TEO is local business community, other non-profit organizations, and many caring individuals from Townsend, Ashby, and the surrounding communities.

To maximize on donations, TEO actively works with corporate matching programs and seeks  grants from Project Bread, Walk For Hunger, and other initiatives.

Project based fundraising and resource generation efforts include annual Scouting for Food, penny drive, 50/50 raffle, and similar community based efforts.


In addition to monetary support TEO is always seeking volunteers to assist with program development, fundraising, event planning, organizing clothing, filling backpacks, and assisting during distribution.

If you would like to volunteer please contact TEO at info@teo-ma.org

Clothes Closet  Hours
Tuesday 930AM-1130AM, Wednesday 500PM-7PM, Saturday 1030AM-1230PM

TEO is an all volunteer run organization. 

You can contact TEO via email at  info@teo-ma.org or phone 978-877-6002.