Volunteers and staff from Morley Elderly Action were treated to a special reception inside the Mayor’s Parlour.
Morley Borough Independents organised the lunch at Morley Town Hall, which was attended by more than 70 volunteers.
The charity, which supports elderly people in the area by helping them to live independently, has raised well more than £50,000 since it was founded in 1995.
Mayor of Morley Coun Tom Leadley, who chose Morley Elderly Action as his charity of the year, was also among the guests.
He said: “Volunteers play an important role in the success of the organisation as there are only a small number of staff.”
The charity’s chairwoman Coun Shirley Varley said: “Morley Elderly Action do an excellent job and provide help and support to lots of older residents many of whom are vulnerable.
“We thought it was important to do something to pass on our thanks and the thanks of local people for the work they do.”
She added that she wanted to show councillors valued the free work done by volunteers.
The charity was also recently presented with a large harvest offering by Morley Victoria Primary School.
For more information on the charity’s work, ringne 0113 2534484.