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
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
Ben "Joe" Staton, Thrift Store Associate
Jay Cuffie, Thrift Store Associate
Macon Harris, Thirft Store Associate


Mr. Ken Papaj, Chairman, 2011-2014
Mrs. Debbie Thorpe -Vice Chair 2011-2014
Mr. William Hadesty Secretary, 2011- 2014
Mrs. 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
Mr. Tom Reiber
Mrs. Carol Graham 
Ms. Kathy Jones
Mr. Steve Long
Ms. Catherine Jones
Mrs. Jayne Matthews

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.
2014 Service Statistics

In a typical year (2014, your contributions have helped BFA provide:

 162,789 from our food pantry provided for 5,128 households and 18,724 individuals;

 100,109 pounds of USDA Commodities for 4,068 households and 7,849 individuals; 

 $160,650 for utility assistance for 2,198 households and 7,245 individuals; 

$74,401 in rental and emergency shelter assistance for  187  households and 871 individuals;

 2,681 Individuals received gifts  and/or food through our Christmas Distribution Program. BFA approved and distributed to another 104 households under the Toys-For-Tots program. BFA also assisted in the vetting process for 49  persons for the Brunswick County Toy Run Christmas programs;

Provided Back to School book bags, school supplies and clothing for 226 households and 423 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