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.
Please note that FIND will be closed for a week from 18th - 24th September.
Can you spare a couple of hours in the afternoon, and can you commit to volunteering once a week or even once a month?
We need volunteer drivers with their own car to help us deliver food parcels to Ipswich and surrounding areas.
If you are interested in finding out more, please call Maureen on 01473 833351
for a chat
Volunteer van driver & assistants needed
Are you able to volunteer on a weekly or fortnightly basis?
We need help to collect and deliver furniture and household items in Ipswich and surrounding areas. Travel expenses may be paid.
If you think you can help, and you are over 30 and have a clean driving licence, please call Maureen on 01473 833351 for a chat.
Thanks to all our friends and supporters - individuals, schools, workplaces and churches who generously support the work of FIND - through donations of food, money, household goods and furniture or as volunteers.
We value every donation, however large or small, and whether it's a one-off gift or on a regular basis. Without your help we could not support so many individuals and families through difficult times.