The next distribution is August 20, 2022.
Pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is August 12 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. 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. 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, but if needed, a prepacked box can be provided if someone can’t make it.
Please bring your recyclable shopping bags with you.
*****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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org at 978-877-60