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 acces to its Clothes Closet.


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 initiaitves.

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

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM*

*with the exception of the 3rd Saturday each month