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Community Assistance Programs

This page includes resources and contact information for community assistance programs that are available and beneficial for residents.

Access & Functional Needs Program

The Brunswick County Emergency Services department oversees the Access & Functional Needs (AFN) Program. The main component of the AFN Program is the AFN Registry. Formally called the ‘Special Needs Registry’, the AFN Registry is a HIPPA compliant data base of residents who may have additional needs before, during and after an emergency event (e.g. a hurricane) in areas of maintaining independence, communication, transportation, safety, support and healthcare. The AFN Program/Registry is completely voluntary; residents can opt-out at any time. NC Emergency Management estimates that half of the state’s population has an access and/or functional need(s).

The AFN Program is here to:

  • Identify Brunswick County residents who have access/functional needs and include them in the AFN Registry (if they so choose);
  • Assist these residents with making personalized emergency preparedness plans;
  • Coordinate evacuation transportation for those in the AFN Registry who need transportation to emergency evacuation shelters;
  • Ensure that Brunswick County’s emergency evacuation shelters are set up to be and remain accessible for people with access/functional needs throughout the duration of an activated shelter.

AFN team members will establish a call center when an emergency event has occurred (like a tornado) or is anticipated (like a hurricane) and attempt to contact all residents in the AFN Registry in the affected area (which could be the entire county or just a certain area of the county). Team members will discuss residents anticipated plans and needs for that specific event and ensure they are aware of all pertinent information related to that specific emergency event.

Sign-up for the AFN Registry now by clicking here

To learn more about the AFN Program and everything it offers and/or to sign up by phone, contact Kelley Currie, AFN Coordinator, at 910-253-2850.

Additional Details About Assistance Programs

VOAD – click here for more info about available assistance resources in Brunswick County.

COVID-19 Community Assistance

To see what resources are available in Brunswick County in response to COVID-19, please click here to be routed to the COVID-19 Community Assistance page of this website. The Brunswick County Public Health Line remains active Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for questions related to COVID-19 call 910-253-2339. Or, questions related to the virus can be emailed to

Housing Assistance

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Federal Order to halt evictions through the end of 2020. Tenants who have made every attempt to pay their rent but are still behind should complete the CDC Declaration and provide it to their landlord (remember to keep a copy for your records and make note of when and how you provided it to your landlord).  For more information visit Legal Aid NC’s webpage ‘CDC Eviction Moratorium’.

Additional support can be found through the Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network’s emergency shelter program 910-769-4730 and the Good Shepard Rapid Rehousing Program 910-763-4424.

Contact Brunswick Family Assistance to learn about resources for rental and utility assistance 910-754-4766 or apply online by clicking here.

Housing Opportunities & Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) is new statewide initiative that may provide rent and utility assistance to eligible low- and moderate-income renters experiencing financial harship due to the econmic effects of COVID-19. Apply from the HOPE website by clicking here.

Experiencing homelessness?

Call the Coordinated Entry Hotline at 910-444-8315 (please leave a message if there is no answer) or

Email: for appointments and information.

Fleeing Domestic Violence?

Housing Intake Call-Ins: Every Thursday & by appointment at:

Family Promise: 10am – 11am 20 N. 4th St. Suite 440, Wilmington 910-769-4730

First Fruit Ministries: 11am-12pm 2750 Vance St, Wilmington 910-794-9656

Coordinated Entry Hotline printable flyer

Port City Community Church: SERV, PC3 Leland

Service Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV) is a PC3 Leland Team willing to assist with various situations that arise within our community. Some examples are:

  • Assisting with getting a person home after a hospital stay
  • Helping a homeowner fix corroded water pipes
  • Helping an elderly church member change a light bulb that requires an extension ladder
  • Gathering and distributing water after a serious weather event

Certain situations may require specific skills, so having a wide variety of persons with various abilities is necessary. Many situations will require no special skills, and all situations will simply require love and compassion. Contact SERV if you are in need:


Salvation Army

Salvation Army Angel Tree Application

The Salvation Army applications for Angel Tree Christmas Assistance is now online. Applications are available at and click application for Christmas Assistance at the top. Applications can be completed in English and Spanish from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Documents will need to be uploaded – please follow directions. Space is limited and will be first come first serve. Please share with all those that may need help with toys/clothing for their children this year!

Food Pantries & Meals

Individuals in need of food assistance are highly encouraged to call before visiting any food pantry as many modifications are occurring without notice.

Southport Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship Food Pantry

Boiling Spring Lakes – 249 West Boiling Spring Road

Tuesdays 9am – 11:30am

Thursdays 5pm – 7pm

Saturdays 9am – 11:30am

**Open to residents from Southport, BSL, Oak Island, Sunset Harbor and Winnabow. Must provide photo id to prove residency.


The SOIICF Food Pantry is OPEN and eager to serve folks in need during this difficult time. The pantry is located at 249 W. Boiling Spring Road in Boiling Spring Lakes and serves those who live in Southport, Oak Island, BSL, Sunset Harbor and Winnabow (zip codes 28461, 28465, 28422, 28479). The pantry is open Tuesday 9-11:30 am; Thursday 5-7 pm; and Saturday 9-11:30 am. No appointments are necessary but you will need to provide identification. Each individual or family is eligible to receive food every 14 days. Procedures are in place to ensure the health and safety of our customers and volunteers and a wide variety of items are available.  You may call 910-845-2320 during the hours stated above if you have questions.


State – Access Food for Children

Governor Cooper announces a texting tool to access food for children. Free or reduced price eligible families can text FOODNC to 877-877 to find nearby meal sites.


The Salvation Army of Cape Fear

Wilmington – 820 N. Second Street

The Salvation Army continues evening “Soup Line” community meals beginning at 6pm from their shelter at 820 N. Second Street in Wilmington.

The Salvation Army food pantry at 820 N. Second Street is distributing food Monday – Friday 9am to 2pm.

The Salvation Army Social Services office continues to operate with most services provided via phone.



Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA)

By appointment only during COVID-19

Shallotte – call 910-754-4766 (4600-10 Main Street)

Leland – call 910-408-1700 (324-I Village Road)

For more info, visit


Love of Christ Ministries

Bolivia – 4308 Bus 17 N.E

1st & 3rd Thursday from 12pm – 2pm

2nd & 4th Thursday from 5pm – 7pm



Towncreek Vision

Leland – 215 Sunnbrook Way

Thursdays 10am – 12pm



Inspirational House of Praise

Leland – 1005 Village Rd.

Wednesdays 8:30am – 9:30am



Salvation & Deliverance/Samaritan’s Pantry *TEFAP

Leland – 4402 Northwest Rd.

Thursdays 9am -11am



Conerstone Baptist Church *TEFAP

Leland – 1638 Lanvale Rd.

4th Thursdays 12pm – 4pm

Saturday following the 2nd Thursday 10am – 2pm



Manna Ministries – Distribution at Closer Walk Church

Leland – 117-C Village Rd.

4th Saturday 9am – 11am



Countywide CDC

Navassa – 1183 Old Mill Rd.

Tuesdays 10am – 12pm



South Brunswick Inter-Church

Shallotte – 4807 Main St.

Saturdays 10am – 12pm



Trinity Missionary Baptist Church

Shallotte – 883 Holden Beach Rd.

1st & 3rd Mondays (perishables) 8am – until supplies are depleted

2nd & 4th Tuesdays 10am – 11am



St. Brendan Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry (re-opens May 6th)

Shallotte – 5101 Ocean HWY

Wednesdays 10am – 12pm



Sonrise Independent Baptist

Southport – 8375 River Rd.

2nd & 4th Mondays 2pm – 4pm



Shoreline Baptist Church

Southport – 4198 Vanessa Dr.

Mondays 3pm – 5pm (closed Federal holidays)



Brunswick Islands Baptist

Supply – 1672 Mt. Pisgah Rd.

1st & 3rd Tuesdays 8am – 11am



Sharon United Methodist Church

Supply – 2030 Holden Beach Rd.

Wednesdays & Fridays 10am – 12pm



Seaside United Methodist Church

Sunset Beach – 1300 Seaside Rd.

Tuesdays 9:30am – 11:30am

Drive-thru service



St Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church

Winnabow – 6401 Ocean Hwy E.

1st & 3rd Saturdays 11am – 1pm



Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI)

The Brunswick Senior Centers and Sites are all closed to the public until further notice. BSRI is working hard to provide meals to their participants during this closing. Those currently receiving home-delivered meals through the Meals on Wheels (MOW) program will have no interruptions to their service. For those not on the MOW program, curb-side meals pick-up will be available one day a week beginning the week of March 30th.  For more information (and to find out which day curb-side pick-up is available at your local site), please call 910-754-2300 or visit the BSRI website at



The Lord’s Food Pantry – Camp United Methodist Church

Shallotte – 4807 Main St.

Saturdays from 10:am-Noon

Drive-thru Service

All Brunswick County residents are welcome



Soup Kitchen – Camp United Methodist Church

Shallotte – 4807 Main St.

4:30pm-6:30pm Fridays

Drive-thru/take out Service until food is gone



Wings Ministry

Shallotte – 4519-1 Main Street

Request Basis



Goshen Baptist Church

Leland – 4121 Mt. Misery Rd. NE

A small food pantry of non-perishables/canned goods that is willing to share enough food for 3 days with any family in need, just call 910-371-6899. Food can be picked up from the church porch or delivered if within 10 miles of the church.



Catholic Charities Food Pantry/Diaper Bank

Wilmington (open to the Cape Fear Region)

Must schedule an appointment by calling 910-251-8130

Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm

Fridays 9:30am – 11:30am



Diaper Banks

Brunswick Baptist Association

Bolivia – 1041 Old Ocean Hwy

Wednesdays 9am – 12pm (noon)


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Adjusted Operations Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Brunswick County now requires individuals to first visit our website for services and to contact county departments via phone or email to see if we can assist you virtually to support social distancing for our residents and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an in-person visit to a county office is necessary, you will need to schedule an appointment first via the phone and/or email listed below.



(910) 253-5383
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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