Amid concerns of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) will move all operations to a remote format. This move will not impact client services.

BFA staff will be able to handle all operations from remote locations, better protecting them and their clients during this crucial time. “We want to serve the community while also keeping them safe,” said Executive Director Stephanie Bowen. “We believe this move will best allow us to serve those in need while doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

All operations will remain the same, with the exception of food pantry visits. Visits to the food pantry will be by appointment only, and clients are urged to call ahead of time to ensure timely response and visits to the pantry. During such a crucial time of need, no client services will be disrupted and BFA will continue to provide services to the community they serve.

We will continue to take every measure to ensure the health and safety of our community.

If you have further questions or concerns about the COVID-19, you can view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at or NC Department of Health and Human Services website.

You can also view the measures the Brunswick County Health and Human Services Department have taken to address this issue at

Do you have a question regarding the Coronavirus? Brunswick County has opened a joint information center featuring a public health call line with county nurses available to answer questions and provide information to residents about the novel coronavirus. The phone line will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice.

The County also has an email account where residents can send in their questions via email. Emails sent over the weekend will be answered on the next business day.
Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information

Phone: 1.910.253.2339

24/7 HELPLINE: The NC Division of Public Health has a statewide helpline staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a variety of experts who can assist you(1-866-462-3821).