We are Diamond Hampers CIC, a Trusted Organisation that are dedicated to supporting and helping the most vulnerable in society by helping people in times of crisis and then by implementing longer term solutions.
We provide food aid to vulnerable families and individuals across Cambridgeshire by supplying food hampers filled with enough to provide meals for a whole week.
We have a very hands up support to the support we offer. Ensuring we help people to generate sustainable futures through implementing longer term solutions.
We make referrals with and for the beneficiaries to ensure everyone is getting the help and support they need.
We have a strong ethos around bridging dignity gaps by providing places and spaces for people to access food and other essentials independently.
We support rough sleepers by supplying them with hot meals, snacks, warm clothing, bedding and by helping them to seek the support they need from the relevant services.
We support young care leavers and newly housed rough sleepers by providing them with start-up kits to help them at the beginning of their new jour journeys.
We have our “Rent a suit” campaign, supporting people with returning back to employment but by allowing them the opportunity to look smart and feel interview ready.
Alongside this, we have joined partnership with the Guiding Association, to provide disadvantaged girls with the opportunity to access their local Guiding units, by providing them with a brand new uniform and handbook. We will also be running a recycling uniform project to compliment our existing school uniform project.
We are very blessed to be supported by many supermarkets and businesses. These regularly donate fresh produce and long life products to assist with our emergency food parcels.
These include, Tesco, M&S, Aldi, Lidl, Sainsburys, Co-op, Riverford, Waitrose and Greggs.
This is food that would ordinarily be sent to landfill and thus fitting into our mission to save and redirect food waste.
In addition to this food support, we are in receipt of regular financial support from Brampton Parish Council and the Houghton & Wyton Community Fund.
We have a strong ethos regarding food waste and so we ensure all items are distributed to those in need. All surplus food items are baked or made into other food products and then either sold to raise money for essential food items or placed as treats into our food parcels.
Any leftover food, no longer fit for human consumption. Is collected by local farms and made into animal feed.
https://www.foodaidnetwork.org.uk/The Independent Food Aid Network’s strategy:
This strategy sets out how the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) seeks to realise this vision and achieve its aims whilst upholding the core principles first outlined when the organisation was founded in 2016.
IFAN’s vision is of a UK where everyone can eat good food and emergency food aid is no longer necessary.