meals to vulnerable families and individuals
people helped with food hampers
rescued food destined for landfill (in tonnes)
CO2 kg (PPM)
£’s raised through grants and fundraising
Families provided with further support for sustainability
£’s of food saved from rotting in landfill
meals generated from redirected waste
We aim to help in the fight against food poverty and remove the stigma attached to requesting help.
We have a passion for reducing waste and set about rescuing food from heading to landfill and put it in empty stomachs instead!
We ensure we work with people to develop the skills and tools required to support them into the future.
Let me just take some time to share with you all a small piece about who we are, what we do and why we do it.
In the beginning Diamond Hampers identified a personal dignity gap with individuals needing to access foodbanks. I quickly developed on this idea to provide food in the way of a delivered food “hamper” instead. This has made the idea of accepting the need for help more approachable and dignified.
This was originally organised and run from my own home before recruiting and training a team of volunteers.
Volunteers that are now the key to the success of Diamond Hampers.
In 2020 we successfully provided 108,000 meals to those that needed it most across the wider community.
The Pantry idea was born to provide opportunities for everyone to shop affordably and have access to a wide range of fruits and vegetables, amongst many other things.
The Pantry has proven to be a huge success and has then seen a reduction in the need for food aid locally.
Our idea of the emergency food provision was always to move people forward, into a wider network of support in specific areas and we are mindful of the confidence gap between intending to make contact and the ability to do so for people feeling vulnerable, so we will instead make that referral with and for beneficiaries.
With all our fruit and veg being redirected waste, we help to save around 25 tonnes each and every month. Helping to reduce unnecessary waste rotting in landfill and lower the districts carbon foot print.
Longer term solutions and dignity and independence are really at the heart of what we want to achieve here and will continue to do so long into the future.
With our new venture – “The Attic -Affordable Living” opening soon. We will then be providing even more opportunities for people to shop both affordably and independently.
With our incredible team of dedicated volunteers we will continue to grow, thrive and support those that need it most.
Our food hampers contain enough meals to last a week. This is inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Within them, we include fresh fruits and vegetables, refrigerator items and a variety of cupboard essentials.
There are a large portion of young people that have left care with no family support and very little financial support from the government.
We are helping to provide essential food products, toiletries, kitchen essentials and other household items to those young people leaving care.
We are dedicated to supporting rough sleepers all across the district.
We provide food and supplies where needed to those that need it most!