Could you donate 2 or 3 hours regularly, for example each week or once a month? Or perhaps you work for a local company and could arrange for a group of employees to support FIND?
We depend on volunteers for all of our work and our team of committed volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds. They all give up their time for free.
Volunteers help to sort donated food and other items, , collect orders from local shops and make up the food parcels. We also rely on volunteer drivers (Monday to Friday, every afternoon) to make our deliveries.
If you are interested please call Maureen on 01473 833351.
FIND relies on cash donations as well as donations of food, furniture and other items in order to provide our services. See the ways you can donate at the bottom of this page.
We have also launched FIND 50 – a fundraising campaign which aims to raise £100,000 to help finance the new Ipswich foodbank which will become our charity headquarters for years to come.
We are looking for 50 different workplaces, businesses, schools or individuals to each raise a target of £2,000 to meet the £100,000 fundraising goal for this major project. Please help us to raise these funds to make our move to the new premises possible - more information.
Just some of the items you can donate
Long life whole milk
Tinned vegetables, fruit/desserts and meat
Food donations can be made to any local participating East of England Co-Op, Waitrose, Futura Park and Sainsbury’s Warren Heath.
It is also possible to deliver your donations of food and other items e.g. furniture or household items direct to us.
Our main collection centre (foodbank) is open for donations:
Mon: 1:30 - 2:30pm
Tues: 1:30 - 2:30pm
Wed: 1:30 - 2:30pm
Thurs: 1:30 - 2:30pm
Fri: 2:00 - 5:00pm
Please call Maureen on 01473 833351 for drop-off information.
5 Braziers Wood Road
The foodbank is for donations of food only - for other item donations, please call on the number above.
WAYS YOU CAN DONATE
BT MyDonate is closing at the end of June 2019. A new fundraising page has been set up with Wonderful.
You can donate through Wonderful and add gift aid. Event fundraising pages can be set up to support FIND.
Donations by cheque should be made payable to ‘FIND (Families in Need) Ltd.’ with a covering note stating whether the donation is for the central fundraising account, foodbank or rough sleepers support.
Please send cheques to the FIND office:
FIND (Families In Need), PO BOX 1029 Ipswich, IP1 9XJ