Just some of the items you can donate


  • Long grain rice

  • Long-life whole milk

  • Toiletries for men, women and children

  • Tinned vegetables, meat, fruit/desserts

  • Coffee

  • Sugar

  • Jam

  • Soup

  • Pet food (dog, cat, fish, rabbit/guinea pig)

  • Fresh food (Cheese, butter, fruit, veg)

  • Frozen food

We rely heavily on food and money donations from the local community.


Monetary donations can be made via the links at the bottom of this page.

Food donations can be made by dropping food items into the food bank trolleys at the participating East of England Co-Op's around Ipswich, at Waitrose Futura Park and at Sainsbury’s Warren Heath and in Ipswich town centre.


It is also possible to deliver your donations of food items directly to us at the address below.

foodbank address


5 Braziers Wood Road



Google Map Link


The foodbank is for donations of food only - for other item donations, please call Maureen Reynel on 01473 833351.

Opening hours:

Mon: 1:30 - 5:00pm

Tues: 1:30 - 5:00pm

Wed: 1:30 - 5:00pm

Thur: 1:30 - 5:00pm

Fri: 1:30 - 5:00pm

Please ensure you use the foodbank entrance, not the Gainsborough Sports Centre entrance. With Gainsborough Sports centre on your left, the foodbank entrance is the second entrance on the left.


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.


Last year we reached the FIND 50 £100,000 lifeline appeal total to help finance our new Ipswich foodbank which will become our charity headquarters for years to come.

Event fundraising pages can be set up to support FIND.



You can donate to the following accounts:


With a covering note stating your donation is for the central fundraising account.

With a covering note stating your donation is for the support of the food bank.

Please send cheques to the FIND office:

FIND (Families In Need), PO BOX 1029 Ipswich, IP1 9XJ

Bank account

Email for our bank details and gift aid form