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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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
Lora Moree, Program Manager
Sue Biggs, Assistant Program Manager 
Anne Brett, Intake Worker
Linda Perkins, Intake Worker
 Marie Garvin,Team Leader 
 Jerry Duncan, Thrift Store Associate
Margaret Stanley, Thrift Store Associate
Diana Carter, Thrift Store Associate
Ben "Joe" Staton, Thrift Store Associate
Jay Cuffie, Thrift Store Associate


Mr. Ken Papaj, Chairman, 2011-2014
Mrs. Debbie Thorpe -Vice Chair 2011-2014
Mr. William Hadesty Secretary, 2011- 2014
  Peggi Papaj, Treasurer, 2011-2014
Mr. Len Bernauer, At Large
Rev. John Causey
Ms. Karla Squier
Ms. Jana Berg (ExOffico)
Mr. Conrad Stout
  Mr. Richard Marchell
 Mrs. Sue Brandon
Mr. Micheal Pease
 Mr. Denny Marcin

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 33nd 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.
2013 Service Statistics

In a typical year (2013, your contributions have helped BFA provide:

 174,282 from our food pantry provided for 7,721 households and 25,029 individuals;

 114,213 pounds of USDA Commodities for 3,594 households and 8,634 individuals; 

 $168,685 for utility assistance for 1,952 households and 6,278 individuals; 

$70,073 in rental and emergency shelter assistance for  141 households and 962 individuals;

 2,619 Individuals received gifts (another 38 received food only) through our Christmas Distribution Program. BFA approved and distributed to another 48 households under the Toys-For-Tots program. BFA also assisted in the vetting process for 96 persons for the Brunswick County Toy Run Christmas programs;

Provided Back to School book bags, school supplies and clothing for 129 households and 369 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 2012/2013

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:
4600-8 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

December 20014 
The Brunswick Beacon 
Brunswick County Board Of Realtor's Association
Shallotte Police Department 
Toys For Tots
Everybody who participated in the 2014 Christmas/Tree of Hope Program.