FIND (Families in Need) Ltd

Registered Charity Number 1106050

Total raised
£7420.42 + £996.00 Gift Aid = £8416.42
+ £879.75 Gift Aid
+ £116.25 Gift Aid

About FIND (Families in Need) Ltd

Families in Need (FIND) needs your support

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

Established in 1990 by Maureen Reynel MBE, the charity provides free food parcels and personal care items to help get people through a crisis, as well as furniture, bedding and other 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 100 parcels each week and even more at Christmas time.

FIND already has strong support from a wide variety of local organisations and people including churches and schools, businesses, local authorities and supermarkets.

But the charity now needs more help than ever which is where you, your business, local group or organisation can help.  

FIND food bank and headquarters

Construction has begun in Ipswich to build a new home for charity Families In Need (FIND) to help them cope with rising demand from people in poverty and crisis for emergency food and every day household items.

The new HQ and foodbank, which is located in the former sports changing rooms adjacent to Gainsborough Sports Centre, will help the charity to cope with rising demand from local people in poverty and crisis for emergency food and everyday household items.

Construction work is being carried out by a united team of local companies who are completely remodelling and refurbishing the building. Building works are led by Barnes Construction, alongside Castons, MLM Group, Johns Slater and Haward Consulting, Hooper Architects, Barker Gotelee, Kadec, CCAS and Survey Solutions who are all volunteering their time or resources.

The £100,000 raised through the FIND 50 Lifeline Appeal add to the £100,000 of further funds donated or raised by the charity. The £360,000 total project cost. includes leasing the building for fifteen years from Ipswich Borough Council, installing a new roof and complete remodelling and refurbishment of the interior and exterior.

In addition to funding the new building project, FIND needs at least £100,000 per annum to run its services.

For more information about FIND visit

Charity No: 1106050

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