Each year the Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC) gives out over
2200 special bags of food for our neighbors who otherwise might not be able to
celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a lot to come up with from the churches, but we
seem to be able to do it each year. We can only continue if you join in this year.
ACTC has asked us to provide 40 bags!
We did 42 bags last year, so perhaps
we can do it again.
To be a part of MPC’s efforts this year, please include
ONLY the following in each
bag (all additional items should be in separate bags and marked
1 can sweet potatoes/yams (23-29 oz)
2 cans meat/main dish (beef stew, chili 15-24 oz)
1 large can fruit (20-30 oz)
4 cans vegetables (15 oz)
1 can cranberry sauce
2 pkgs. macaroni & cheese
1 box instant mashed potatoes
1 cake or brownie mix
1 bag or box of stuffing mix
1 lb bag or box of rice
Donations of food will be gratefully accepted at MPC through
Tuesday, November 19th.
Please consider buying everything on the list (or sharing the
Please pack each complete bag in areusable shopping bag and
mark it “complete”.
In addition to food, supermarket gift cards are given to each recipient to help pay
for perishable food items. (Please do not put any in the bags!)
Monetary donations are also welcomed to help pay for the gift cards and other expenses of
the program. Envelopes are in the pews.
Purchase Pre-Packed Thanksgiving Baskets:
This year there are 4 grocery stores participating in the ACTC Thanksgiving
Basket Drive. All bags will be packed in advance (by November 1st) at each of
the stores listed and can be purchased at the Customer Service counter for
about $20 through November 11th.
This also includes a re-usable bag. If you are
picking up multiple bags, call the store in advance. Please mark bags “complete”
and bring to MPC.
Giant Supermarket (across from fairgrounds)
2145 York Road, Timonium, 21093
Amy Stainbrook, Manager
Giant Supermarket (Loch Raven & Taylor Aves.)
8100 Loch Raven Blvd. Towson 21286
Rick Hemmig, Manager
Giant Supermarket (across from Drumcastle Center)
6340 York Road, Baltimore, 21212
410-377-2673 Dan Gregory, Manager
37 Aylesbury Road, Timonium, 21093
410-308-8700 Dan Loayza, Manager
Thank you for your help with this joyful annual community project.
Come give thanks and celebrate the completion of this year’s food drive at the
ACTC Thanksgiving Prayer Service…
An ecumenical gathering of area churches united in gratitude
and service on Tuesday, November 19th at 7 pm, at Ascension Lutheran Church
7601 York Road
(parking across the street)