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 June 17, 2021.

Pre-registration is required by June 14 at noon.  You can register here.

Masks are required at all times while on  TEO property.  Masks must cover your moth 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 330.  Members will be let in alphabetically (in reverse order / opposite of last month).  Please be mindful that we have allocated three hours for shopping.  We do ask that you move through the aisles as quickly as possible so everyone can shop.

Each family may also take prepacked 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.

330PM-415PM families with 1 or 2 people last names starting with letters A-M.
415PM-500PM families with 1 or 2 people last names starting with letters N – Z.
500PM-530PM families with 3 or 4 people last name A-M.
530-600PM families with 3 or 4 people last name N-Z
600PM-630PM families with 5 or more people.
If you have not confirmed with TEO you will need to shop at the end of your group. 
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
  • Cheryl Mealhow
  • Kelly Kelly
  • 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.