Colleagues donate meals and warm clothes to Leeds Homeless Partnership

Colleagues at our Leeds head office have been joining in with all the great work our stores are doing across the country to offer support to people in need of some help this Christmas.

They donated sleeping bags, warm clothing and hundreds of meals made by our chefs Andrew Johnston and Mark Richmond using leftover samples for volunteers from Leeds Homeless Partnership to distribute throughout the festive period.

The group serve warm meals from their kitchen in Leeds City Square on Monday evenings and also deliver food parcels to people in need across the city.

Dawn Hay – pictured at the top of the page with Andrew and Mark – formed the group with other volunteers two years ago.

She said: "We're really grateful to Asda. It makes a massive difference to us, we're absolutely overwhelmed.

"They've donated things we can give to people right now, like mince pies, cakes and sweets, and we've already defrosted some of the meals Mark made to go straight out.

"There were so many donations we can hardly fit it all in storage. We've got tents, sleeping bags, socks, gloves, scarves, blankets – if you're on the streets you obviously don't have a way of washing or drying anything so we need as many of these as we can get our hands on."