Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) is a private non-profit 501(c) (3) 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.


  • FOOD: In 2016, we distributed 148,124 pounds of food from our food pantry to 4,700 households and 16,064 individuals and 210,278 pounds of USDA surplus food to3,562 households and 8,453 individuals as part of The Emergency Food Assistance Program.
  • RENTAL ASSISTANCE: We provided $66,501 to 236 households in 2016 for rental and housing assistance and emergency shelter.
  • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Utilizing BFA funds (from BEMC, the faith-based community, and numerous other sources), we distributed $175,993 to 2,213 households to help pay their heating and utility expenses in 2016.
  • BOOK BAG (CHRISTMAS IN JULY): In 2017, we provided 388 school children in grades K-8 with book bags filled with school supplies, clothing, and shoes.
  • CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: In December 2016, BFA distributed gifts to 1,050 children and seniors along with food for a traditional Christmas dinner to 560 families.
  • FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM: In 2016, 26 individuals successfully graduated from our financial literacy class.
  • In 2016, the dollar value of all goods, services, and assistance that BFA provided totaled just over $ 1 MILLION.

2019 Volunteers of the Month

January 2019 Diane Carrigan

February 2019 Grisel Deloe

March 2019 Carole Schuster

April 2019 Jean Marie Woodard


2018 Volunteers of the Month

July 2018 George Brandon

August 2018 Motoko Hatfield

September 2018 Brenda Howard

October 2018 Pam Cerniglia

November 2018 Marie Goodwin

December 2018 Megan Twomey

Those who can, do.  Those who can do more, volunteer.


BFA is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations.

Are you ready to be a part of an organization that is positively impacting the neighborhood in which you live and work?
Then check out ways to get involved.


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.

Food & Shelter problems are closer to home than you think…