Leading West Yorkshire estate agent, Dacre, Son & Hartley has helped a charity that works with homeless people in Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield by collecting and donating food items.

The donation has enabled Homeless Hampers to give 40 additional food parcels out and the firm, which has 20 offices across North and West Yorkshire, also donated refillable water bottles for the homeless community.

Homeless Hampers aims to help and provide essentials and necessities to the homeless and less fortunate community and challenges the public’s perception of the homeless by promoting positive engagement with some of the most vulnerable people in the region. The charity provides essentials in the form of hampers to those who are in shelters or on the streets and boosts engagement with those in need.

Dacre, Son & Hartley’s personnel director, Rebecca Reeves, said: “We are always keen to work with local charities in our area and help wherever we can. The team at Homeless Hampers are an amazing group of people who volunteer their time and energy to get out onto the streets with their food parcels they make a real difference to many people’s lives and we plan to continue supporting them in the future.”

Tina Suryavansi, from Homeless Hampers, said: “It makes a difference when companies like Dacres collect and donate food, as it means we can pull together even more food parcels than usual. We already have various companies that support us regularly, whether that be donating food and drink, offering drop-off points, or allowing us to store our donations in a secure place – but we are always keen to find more! Individuals can also help by attending the weekly outreaches or organising collections, and we are also always looking for people who are willing to spend time with our service users, filling in forms for example.”

Dacre, Son & Hartley has also previously made two significant financial donations to Saint Michael’s Hospice and The Immanuel Project, a Bradford-based charity that helps vulnerable and homeless people.