How to be a part of your local community - Bar & Kitchen

How to be a part of your local community

Give customers more reason to visit. As a local, independent business you are a crucial member of your community. Here’s how to maximise your opportunities, support your area and create a lot of goodwill.

Why is community important?

After the pandemic, there’s a greater desire to take part in one’s local community and customers are drawn to businesses that demonstrate the community spirit will be better in the long run.

For you, it’s a chance to gain a great reputation for being an ethical and worthwhile business.

And, whatever your motivation, it can lead to generating a lot more footfall as more people discover you and want to support you.

“37% of people said that the biggest benefit of being part of a community was being able to support others.”
- Community Fund, 2021

Food banks

Sadly, food banks have never been more important and depended upon, especially in a covid-19 world. In fact, from April 2020 to April 2o21, food banks in the Trussel Trust’s UK-wide network distributed 2.5 million emergency food parcels, a 33% increase on the previous year. Shockingly, 980,000 of these went to children. How can you help? If you’re a café, bar or restaurant see if you can donate leftover fresh food or meals. Alternatively, check if there’s a local shelter that you can cater for once or Twice a month.

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