82 Bayberry Hill Road
West Townsend, MA 01474



The next distribution is September 23, 2023.

Pre-registration is required. Please only register once! You need to hit the “Done” button. You will receive a popup confirmation. The deadline to register is September 17 at 5PM.  You can register here.  We always welcome new members to TEO, however, if have not come to TEO food shopping before, please call or email TEO prior to registration.

On the shopping day, please do not call TEO to see if we are holding the event. If we close it will be posted here and on the TEO Facebook page.

For safety reasons, please wear closed toe shoes (no sandals) in the shopping area.

The schedule is below.  Please note that no one will be allowed in the building until 830AM.  Members will be let in alphabetical order so you do not have to come early.  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 cannot shop for another person while shopping for yourself, this includes a family member, even if they are a TEO member.  You can have a friend or family member shop for you if you are not able to attend.

If needed, a prepacked box can be provided if someone that is a member can’t make it. 

Please bring your recyclable shopping bags and TEO issued cooler bag with you. 

Two bags for families of 1-2

Three bags for families of 3-4

Four bags for families 5 or more.

The bags for dry goods/non perishables do not include your TEO issued freezer bag, or any bags used for fruits, vegetables, or dairy. 

*****Please Note New Shopping Times****

830AM-900AM families with 1 or 2 people last names starting with letters A-G.
900AM-930AM families with 1 or 2 people last names starting with letters G – S.
930AM-945AM Families with 1 or 2 people last names starting T-Z
945PM-1000AM families with 3 or 4 people last name A-K.
1000AM-1015AM families with 3 or 4 people last name L-Z.
1015AM-1030AM families with 5 or more people.

The Clothes Closet will be open 900AM-1130AM on the food shopping day. 

You must be a TEO member to receive the groceries. The process is simple, call 978-877-6002 to enroll. You need to talk to TEO before signing up online. 

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
  • Laura Noble
  • Heidi Monroe
  • Stacy Sheldon
  • Dan Shine
  • 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.or at 978-877-6002 

Clothes Closet  Hours
Tuesday 930AM-1130AM

Wednesday 500PM-7PM

Saturday 930AM-1130AM  

TEO is an all volunteer run organization. 

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