With Christmas day fast approaching it’s easy to get caught up in the festive frenzy but this year deliciouslyorkshire is encouraging food and drink businesses across the Yorkshire region to take a moment to think about how they can help those less fortunate and make sure that no good food goes to waste this Christmas.

The Yorkshire based membership organisation whose members include everything from artisan producers, national brand names, restaurants and independent retailers is raising awareness of how food and drink businesses can help Yorkshire’s homeless this festive season.

Sarah Puckett, Member of the deliciouslyorkshire board of directors and owner of Puckett’s Pickles said:

“We’ve already seen some fantastic stories of how our members are helping to feed the homeless this Christmas, including the Lindley Group and Greedy Little Pig who have teamed up for a project which will see over 100 lonely or homeless people in Huddersfield tuck into a hearty meal on Christmas Day.”

“Whether it’s donating near date stock to a local soup kitchen, collecting ambient food and household items to be taken to a local food bank or giving customers the option to donate £1 on top of their bill to help a homeless charity, there’s so many ways that businesses can make a contribution”.

Deliciouslyorkshire recently visited St George’s Crypt, a charity which provides shelter, food and rehabliitation for the homeless and vunerable in Leeds

Food is a key element to the crypt’s work, not only by providing immediate nourishment to those who desperately need it but working with the local social enterprise, Nuture to train the charity’s clients to be able to work within the hospitality industry.