Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) is a private non-profit 501(c) (3) organization now in our 35th year of operation. Vision Statement: Brunswick Family Assistance is a transformative, forward-looking and collaborative organization that helps low income people in Brunswick County to live a high quality of life. We envision a community where all people have access to an adequate and nutritious supply of food and sufficient resources to sustain themselves. BFA shall continue to be a leader in partnering with other organizations to help solve community problems. Mission Statement: Brunswick Family Assistance is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals in crisis in Brunswick County, who are willing to help themselves, by providing emergency assistance and educational and skills development programs.



The selfless service of volunteers is what makes BFA possible. See how you can get involved.


BFA has many emergency and non emergency programs offering help for food, shelter, and clothing needs


There are upcoming events that you can take part in and help out those less fortunate in our area.


Our special programs give aid to those in need in Brunswick county. See how we are helping.


NewBridge Bank Donates $1,000 to BFA

Thank you to NewBridge Bank for their donation to Brunswick Family Assistance of $1,000. Shown in this photo of the check presentation is Mr. Ned Marable, Vice President of NewBridge Bank, and Mrs. Stephanie Bowen , Executive Director, Brunswick Family...

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BFA Holds Successful “STUFF THE BUS” Events

Kudos to Charles “G” Jackson for staging two very successful “STUFF THE BUS” events. On Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at the Lowes grocery store in Ocean Isle Beach, we had donations by shoppers of 503 pounds of food and $160. On Saturday, November 19th, at the Lowes...

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A Winner of the Quilt

A WINNER OF THE QUILT Ms. Utha Hewett from Supply, North Carolina was the winner of the beautiful quilt raffled off by Brunswick Family Assistance at the recent, Seniors Helping Seniors, event held at the BSRI building in Shallotte. The quilt was donated by the...

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Brunswick Beacon: Changes At Family Thrift

A study by UNCW’s Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO) was conducted last April and recommends ways to improve the BFA thrift store. On April 18, Andy Atkinson and Kerri Erb with UNCW/QENO met with BFA staff, former BFA board chairman Ken Papaj and former BFA executive director Fred Stephens.

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Thank You, Sea Trail Men’s Golf Association

THANK YOU TO: SEA TRAIL MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION (STMGA) from BRUNSWICK FAMILY ASSISTANCE The employees, volunteers and especially the clients of Brunswick Family Assistance, extend our sincere appreciation to STMGA for a very successful tournament benefitting BFA. On...

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