families in need 

FIND is a Suffolk charity which supports all those in need, regardless of faith or circumstance.

For over 30 years, Families in Need (FIND) Ipswich has offered a lifeline to people in Ipswich and the surrounding areas who are experiencing poverty and despair.


We provide free food parcels and personal care items to help people get through a crisis, as well as furniture, bedding and other household items where the person or family has none.


An army of over 80 volunteers regularly give their time freely to check and sort the donated food, collect items from local stores, make up the food parcels and deliver them.

It’s a six-day a week operation.


The demand for food parcels has risen year on year and FIND now distributes an average of 120-150 parcels every week and even more at Christmas - more than 7,000 every year.

If you need support, please contact a referring agency here for help in the first instance.

donate today
Volunteer for Find
drivers needed

Can you spare 2-3 hours regularly?

Can you commit to volunteering once a week or even once a month?

We need drivers to give up their time for free, on a regular basis, to help us deliver food parcels across Ipswich and surrounding areas.

Must have own car.

Afternoon work only.

If you are interested in finding out more, please call Maureen on 01473 833351

for a chat

FIND - Charity Film 2018
Play Video