FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2020
CONTACT: Stephanie Bowen, Executive Director –
Brunswick Family Assistance Sees Increase Need for Financial Assistance, Food Services
BRUNSWICK COUNTY – In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) is seeing an increased need for financial assistance and food services throughout the county. With businesses closing to prevent the continued spread of Covid-19, more people are out of work and are needing services than normal. BFA will continue to ensure the community’s needs are taken care of by providing financial relief, food distribution, and other services.
“Our staff is working around the clock to ensure no one goes without,” said Stephanie Bowen, BFA Executive Director. “We want to encourage anyone who wants to help and/or is able to please consider making a financial contribution.”
Financial contributions are safer for the community than food donations due to the potential spread of Covid-19. Donations can be made on BFA’s website https://brunswickfamily.org/ or by check made out to Brunswick Family Assistance and mailed to P.O. Box 1551, Shallotte, NC 28459. Donations of any kind are appreciated and will go a long way towards ensuring the needs of the community are met for the foreseeable future.
While BFA offices have been closed to the public since March 15th after an abundance of caution for the community and staff, staff is still on site and ready to assist the community. BFA services have not been impacted by the closing of the offices to the public. Those in need of assistance are encouraged to call BFA at 910-754-4766 for the Shallotte office or 910-408-1700 for the Leland Office to set up appointments for pantry visits and other assistance services.