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Hundreds receive food for Thanksgiving meals

Assistance Center of Towson Churches holds food distribution event
Posted at 8:56 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 20:56:50-05

TOWSON, Md. — Thanksgiving is almost here and organizations across the country are ramping up their efforts to help those in need.

The Assistance Center of Towson Churches has been giving away food for Thanksgiving Dinner at the Towson Episcopal Church.

Hundreds stopped by to pick up a bag of food Tuesday. The bags included canned goods, fresh vegetables and turkeys, enough food to feed for four to six people.

Local churches, organizations, and the Maryland Food Bank donated food for the distribution.

Demand at the ACTC has dramatically increased, they've gone from giving every three months to every two weeks.

"In response, we've ramped up our program here today to have more to be ready for families to have a nice meal together this year,” said ACAT Executive Director Linda Lotz.

ACAT is also working on financial assistance for families facing eviction or utility shutoffs.