At Bar + Block we want to be a Force for Good in everything we do. Force for Good is about helping everyone - our guests, team members and suppliers – to live and work well.
We believe in creating an environment where everyone who works for us can reach their full potential, ensuring we reduce our impact on the environment and invest in the communities we operate in.
We care deeply about you, our teams, our communities and our planet. That’s why being a Force for Good is at the heart of everything we do, from donating surplus food to communities and pledging a minimum of £500,000 to support the people of Ukraine.
The DEC is an umbrella group of charities coordinating the humanitarian appeal in Ukraine and bordering countries, working together to supply food, water, first aid, medicine, warm clothes, and shelter for refugees. The money raised will be used to help those most in need during these heart-breaking times.
The Whitbread family of hotels and restaurants are fortunate enough to employ people from all over the world and our immediate priority has been supporting our colleagues to ensure they have the help they need in these incredibly difficult circumstances.
We’ve all seen the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine in recent weeks. Our hearts are with all those whose lives have been affected by these devastating events, and the unimaginable suffering caused by this needless human tragedy. Which is why any support you can offer today will be invaluable in helping the people of Ukraine.
How you can help the people of Ukraine
When you visit one of our restaurants: We know just how many of our incredible guests want to help too, so we’re activating digital micro-donations across all Whitbread-owned restaurants, enabling people to add to their bill if they wish to do so.
Donate to DEC directly: Click the button below to visit the DEC website to donate.
Digital micro-donations: For micro-donations added to your bill in the restaurant, 95% will go to Disasters Emergency Committee (registered charity no. 1062638) and 5% will go to Pennies (registered charity no. 1122489).
DEC direct donations: 100% of your donation will go to the charities of The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in support of their international humanitarian aid effort.
At Whitbread*, we are proud to have donated over 500,000 meals to those in need, working with key charity partners including FareShare and The Real Junk Food Project. Altogether, that’s approximately 9,800 tomatoes, over 2,100 potatoes, 4,000 bananas, over 80,000 eggs and 15,500 pints of milk. We’re donating more every week, and are pleased that we can do our bit to make a difference for our teams, guests and our suppliers during these times.
We welcome millions of guests into our restaurants every year. As part of our Force for Good programme we passionately believe in serving delicious great quality, responsibly sourced, affordable food and drink and to enable our guests to make easier healthier and informed choices with honest, accessible and clear information.
*Our Force For Good charity work is managed by Whitbread PLC, which includes our restaurants and hotels.