Hopkins Homes helps with finishing touches for FIND's new foodbank

Ten staff from the award-winning housebuilder decorated offices, meeting rooms and food storage areas of the new FIND foodbank, help the charity in the final leg of its three-year journey to move to the new building.

Lee Barnard, director at Hopkins Homes, said: "FIND was one of the charities we worked with to distribute grants as part of our Winter Crisis Fund so we're aware of some the deeply affecting stories of the people they have been able to support and are delighted to be able to lend a practical hand as they complete their foodbank move.

"The charity has done an outstanding job raising the funding and pulling the foodbank project together, our team thoroughly enjoyed helping get the project towards the finish line. The new building will enable the charity to continue the fantastic work they do for the community, supporting those who are less fortunate, by offering food, household items, furniture, personal support and more."

Maureen Reynel MBE, founder of FIND said: "We're so grateful for Hopkins Homes' help getting our new premises ready. The volunteers really got stuck in and have made a huge difference to helping us get that phase of the project finished.

"It has been a long three-year process to get to this stage, and we are looking forward to it finally being completed!"

The day was organised by Suffolk Community Foundation which administers the Hopkins Charitable Fund in the county. Stephen Singleton, CEO of Suffolk Community Foundation said: "We've worked with Hopkins Homes for many years and know how passionate they are about strengthening the communities and supporting the local groups that work so hard to achieve this.

"This volunteer day has not only benefitted Families in Need, but Hopkins Homes staff had a rewarding day working alongside their colleagues outside their usual working environment."

Maureen continued: "We are still in need of monetary donations to help fund our project. We also rely on regular donations of food and white goods in addition to support from volunteers to help deliver the goods. We kindly ask if any companies or individuals are able to make a donation no matter how big or small, to visit: findipswich.org.uk/support-us