A raft of baked goods are to be donated to charities for the homeless as the festive season puts people in a giving mood.

Craft bakery Hobbs House has teamed up with FareShare, a national charity based in Bristol, which tackles the issues of food and waste poverty, so that its unsold loaves will go towards the cause.  

“Until we find an accurate way of knowing how many loaves we will sell every day, we are honoured to play a titchy part in sharing the blessing of real bread with people that need it,” commented Tom Herbert, baker and director at Hobbs House.

Snooker star Ding Junhui, who won the Pukka Pies UK Championship, has said he will donate part of his prize of 69 kilos of Pukka Pies - that’s 267 pies - to Sheffield voluntary group, Homeless and Rootless (HARC), which helps homeless people over the festive period.

Also donating food to the homeless this Christmas is The Really Welsh Trading Company and ingredients specialist Beacon Foods. They have teamed up to provide 900 ready meals to South Wales charity Llamau.