Brunswick Family Assistance Agency, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) Organization
BFA Phone: 910-754-4766 Fax: 910-755-3313
Family Thrift Store Phone: 910-754-7322
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Thank you for choosing BFA!
Office Hours: Mon-Tues-Thurs 9 am-4:30 pm / Wed 1 pm-4:30 pm / Fri 9 am-3pm
(Note: ALL services are based upon the availability of funding at the time of service applications.)
"We envision a community where all people have access to an adequate and nutritious supply of food and resources to sustain themselves"
Fred Stephens, Executive Director
Linda Turner, Bookkeeper/HR Coordinator
Lora Moree, Program Manager
Sue Biggs, Assistant Program Manager
Anne Brett, Intake Worker
Linda Perkins, Intake Worker
Brett Horne, Administrative Assistant
Marie Garvin,Team Leader
Macon Harris, Thrift Store Associate
Margaret Stanley, Thrift Store Associate
Diana Carter, Thrift Store Associate
Ben "Joe" Staton, Thrift Store Associate
Zach Miller, Thrift Store Associate
BFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Ken Papaj, Chairman, 2011-2013
Mrs. Debbie Thorpe -Vice Chair 2011-2013
Mr. Len Bernauer Secretary, 2011- 2013
Mr. Locke Newlin, Treasurer, 2011-2013
Rev. John Causey
Ms. Karla Squier
Mr. Brian Houger
Ms. Jana Berg (ExOffico)
Mr. Conrad Stout
Mr. Hubert Reaves
Mr. Richard Marchell
Mrs. Lia Zygmont
Mr. Bob Bobinski
Mr. William Hadesty
About BRUNSWICK FAMILY ASSISTANCE AGENCY, INC
BFA is a private non-profit 501(c) (3) organization offering several programs to low-income families in Brunswick County, North Carolina.
Now in our 32nd year of operation, our major funders include Brunswick County, Brunswick Electric, United Way of the Cape Fear Area, Cape Fear Memorial Foundation, the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program, NC Department of Agriculture, HUD, faith based organizations, service clubs, and individual donations.
BFA provides emergency assistance and other programs to qualified low-income families and individuals as a result of donated money, food, and clothing, and by the countless hours of work donated by our volunteers.
Those who can, do.
Those who can do more, volunteer.
2012 Service Statistics
In a typical year (2012), your contributions have helped BFA provide:
131,171 from our food pantry provided for 7,599 households and 25,451 individuals;
114,213 pounds of USDA Commodities for 3,594 households and 8,634 individuals;
$73,565 for utility assistance for 1,963Â households and 6,262 individuals;
$83,470 in rental and emergency shelter assistance for 362 households and 962 individuals;
2,290 Individuals received gifts (another 36 received food only) through our Christmas Distribution Program. BFA approved and distributed to another 55 households under the Toys-For-Tots program. BFA also assisted in the vetting process for 101 persons for the Toy Run and 289 persons for the Brunswick Baptist Christmas programs; Provided Back to School book bags, school supplies and clothing for 123 households and 284 children in our Christmas in July Program; BFA was also the LEAD agency in the Summer Food Service Program providing 13,848 meals to school children during the summer of 2012; BFA also provides vouchers for clothing, money for prescription drugs, support for transportation, and assistance to 871 individuals to enroll in the food stamp program; It is conservatively estimated that Brunswick Family Assistance touches the lives of more than 17% of the residents of Brunswick County. Until the economy in our area improves, we anticipate needing considerable additional funding to provide for the sustained high level of need for services we have experienced since 2009/2010; Please keep your neighbors in your hearts and help us help those eligible for services, by supporting BFA during the year. Be assured that your contributions will be used wisely to help our own in Brunswick County;
PO Box 1551, Shallotte, NC 28459
4600-8 Main Street, Shallotte, NC 28470
BFA is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations.
2012 - 2013
Volunteers of the Month
All of the donors of our Christmas in July program for making it happen!