POPPY sellers are needed by the Royal British Legion in Huddersfield.
A Count Me In campaign has been launched to help recruit public sellers.
A spokesman for the Legion said: "There is a national shortage of collectors for the Poppy Appeal and nowhere more so than in West and South Yorkshire.
"There are areas of Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield, Barnsley, Sheffield, Bradford and Leeds where there will be no poppies available to the public."
All the Legion's work is funded through the Poppy Appeal.
Its Leeds offices dealt with more than 4,500 enquiries by phone or letter in the past year.
Almost 700 ex- members of the armed services were financially assisted in West Yorkshire through the Poppy Appeal.
The Legion assists veterans from the two world wars and those affected by the Falklands War, the 1991 Gulf War and current action in Iraq, and service in Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
The Legion launches its Poppy Appeal at Bradford City Hall on Friday.
The ceremony will take place from 10am to 12.30pm.
Geoff Druett, of Yorkshire Television, will receive the first poppy from Royal British Legion county president Mr Hubert Rhodes.
The ceremony will symbolise the need for the Poppy Appeal to continue from the wartime generations to the latest generation of ex-service personnel.
To help, ring the Legion on 0113 256 4477 ext 221/3.