Phone +1-910-7544766
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
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(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"
Contact Us

Fred Stephens, Executive Director
Linda Turner, Manager of Administration
Stephanie Bowen, Program Manager
Olivia Dorsey, Program Manager
Sue Biggs, Assistant Program Manager 
Anne Brett, Intake Worker
Jennifer Iptazi, Intake Worker
Roxanne Thompson, Intake Worker
 Marie Garvin,Team Leader 
 Charles Jackson, Thrift Store Associate
Margaret Stanley, Thrift Store Associate
Diana Carter, Thrift Store Associate
Joe Staton, Thrift Store Associate
Jay Cuffie, Thrift Store Associate
Macon Harris, Thirft Store Associate
Keean Welch, Thrift Store Associate


Mr. William Hadesty, Chairman
Mr. Steve Long, Vice Chair
Mrs. Sue Brandon, Secretary
Mrs. Peggi Papaj, Treasurer
Mr. Tom Reiber, At Large
Rev. John Causey
Ms. Karla Squier
Ms. Jana Berg (ExOffico)
Mr. Ken Papaj
Mr. Conrad Stout
  Mr. Richard Marchell
Mr. Micheal Pease
Mrs. Carol Graham 
Ms. Kathy Jones
Ms. Catherine Jones
Ms. Debby Ryan
Mrs. Jayne Matthews
Ms. Joyce Reaves

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 35th 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.
2015 Service Statistics

In a typical year, your contributions have helped BFA provide:

155,209 from our food pantry provided for 4,874 households and 16,434 individuals;

 90,667 pounds of USDA Commodities for 3,484 households and 7,760 individuals; 

 $168,243 for utility assistance for 2,169 households and 6,859 individuals; 

$69,543 in rental and emergency shelter assistance for  165  households and 1,076 individuals;

 1,166 Individuals received gifts  and/or food through our Christmas Distribution Program. BFA approved and distributed to another 159 households under the Toys-For-Tots program. BFA also assisted in the vetting process for 100  persons for the Brunswick County Toy Run Christmas programs;

Provided Back to School book bags, school supplies and clothing for 139 children in our Christmas in July Program;

BFA also provides vouchers for clothing, money for prescription drugs, support for transportation, and assistance to 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 2013/2014

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;
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1551, Shallotte, NC 28459

Physical Location:
4600-10 Main Street, Shallotte, NC  28470
(910) 754-4766
BFA is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations.
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Volunteers of the Month

March 2015
Paula Biser 
Rick Bagadonas

April 2015 
All of volunteers. 
Thank you. 
Volunteer Appreciation Month

May 2015
Joyce Merritt
Andrea Weilb

June 2015
Maureen & Kevin Cotter

July 2015
Helen "Beth" Lewis

August 2015
Lia Zygmont

September 2015
Sue Brandon

October 2015
Joyce Merritt

November 2015
Inge Arnold

December 2015
Megan Twomey