We are more than just your supermarket.
We are an active member of the community.
Since our inception our community has been a big part of our identity. It is because of our valued locals that we are able to develop unique relationships and be sensitive to our community's needs. This page is dedicated to all those who have contributed and taken part in making our environment better.
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Sleepy burrows wombat sanctuary - July fundraising campaign
This July we are collecting donations at our check-outs for the Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary . The organisation has been ordering boxes of sweet potatoes every week from our Crace store for the last 3-4 years.
SBWS has been operating since 2005 from their site near Gundaroo, NSW. It is a place 'Where wombats dominate, and humans accommodate' and more than 1400 wombats have been helped by Donna Stepan, OAM, and her dedicated group of volunteers. Their mission is to protect the bare nosed wombat species now and into the future for all Australians.
Let's Eat at home series
by Eat Canberra
Local foodie and founder of Eat Canberra, Amelia, was driven by the COVID-19 pandemic to promote our region's hospitality & tourism scene in a different way. Eat Canberra is now bringing a little bit of the food scene into your own home kitchen! This cooking series by Amelia will feature not only Supabarn and our products but proceeding episodes will feature other wonderful local names & brands from industry. Check out these two episodes below sponsored by us also featuring The Health Eating Hub and filmed by the Canberra5 team.
Black Summer Bushfires donation
The period between 2019 transitioning to 2020 saw one of the most heartbreaking events of our recent history unfold. The Black Summer Bushfires.
As part of efforts to assist the NSW RFS volunteers and those residents of bushfire affected areas we donated up to 100 palettes of water to places where it was needed the most. Additionally, Our Supabarn Casey store worked with the Country Women's Association Gungahlin branch to assit our local shopping centre, Casey Market Town, in collecting donations from the community to be sent to The G Spot Canberra (that became a temporary donation hub) so that trucks could distribute them to the South Coast. The trucks actually made their way to the smaller coastal towns as far down South to Bermagui and the Brown Mountain area. A total of 19 Palettes of donations were collected, wrapped and sent to The G Spot to be delivered by the trucks.
A special thank you to the My Gungahlin team who helped oversee the delivery of some of the water palettes to the Queanbeyan Showground, Bungendore and Yass Bushfire Relief Centre.
We would like to thank our community for always showing their never ending support and kindness. Our thoughts are with those affected by the bushfire.
The video below is of one of our water palettes, along with various other donations at The G Spot, being received and sorted into different piles for the trucks to deliver.
Packs of water delivered to the Queanbeyan Showground by our Casey store team members and Mark from the My Gunghalin team on 5 January 2020. This photo was taken by Mark.
Video link of the delivery to the Yass Bushfire Relief centre is here.
Video link to our water pallettes being loaded on trucks here.
The image here are of the beautiful volunteers Heather, Caterina and Melissa (not pictured) of CWA Gungahlin, local Georgie and her children and Julie from Barton Estate Wines who had provided invaluable assistance in sorting, packing and labelling the donations at the Casey Market Town donation point. Supabarn Casey provided the water palettes, empty palettes and wrapping material for this activity.
Photo was taken on 11 January 2020.
A full truck of donations being clapped away by volunteers and locals at The G Spot as it starts making its way to the South Coast. Video/ Photo was taken on 7 January 2020.
Video link here.
Leukaemia Foundation - April Fundraising Campaign
We had been a proud Leukaemia Foundation community supporter! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the cause.
The funds raised will help provide free accommodation near treating hospitals, financial assistance and emotional support to families facing blood cancer. Not to mention, will help fund crucial research so that we can conquer blood cancer! See how you can Get Involved with the Leukaemia Foundation today here: https://www.leukaemia.org.au/get-involved/
In March Brooke, one of our Casey deli team member, participated in the World’s Greatest Shave (raising nearly $2,500). We were so inspired by her contribution that for the whole month of April we will be assisting the Leukaemia Foundation more by setting up acrylic donation boxes to collect your donations at our check-outs!
GOLD CREEK SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUB DONATION
An amazing initiative by the student, teachers and personnel of Gold Creek School (GCS)! Every Wednesday mornings the school's Breakfast Club offers free breakfast to students on campus. Brekkie is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes life gets in the way and some kids may miss their morning meal. The Breakfast club is also a great way for the student and teachers to interact in an informal setting too. Casey Supabarn is happy to donate food and make ongoing contribution to the club. This is an ongoing relationship between GCS and Supabarn entering into its 2nd year.
Read GCS Facebook post about the day here.
Photo credit to Gold Creek School team.
ROTARY 2021 AUSSIE PEACE WALK
We proudly sponsored the 2021 APW from mid-2020 to March 2021. The cause was to help Rotary raise funds to immunise 100,000 children against life-threatening diseases from 9 Pacific Island nations! Website: https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/ .
Supabarn endeavours to support our community to Live Well. Every year in the Pacific Islands hundreds of children do not live long enough to see their 5th birthday due to contracting preventable diseases. We were raising funds for 3 vaccines to be distributed to the affected communities, by UNICEF, and they are: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), Rotavirus vaccine and Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV).
ANZAC BISCUIT FOR THE ROTARY CLUB 2020
Friday morning before ANZAC Day on the 25 April, Supabarn Casey baked fresh ANZAC Biscuits so that members of Rotary Club of Gungahlin could show their appreciation to the Emergency Services including the Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Police and to all the Medical Practices in Gungahlin, for their care and contribution to the local community.
This image was taken and shared by the My Gungalin team.
SUPABARN x HOMIE T-SHIRTS
Supabarn proudly supports HoMie to help young people experiencing homelessness and hardship. When we order these shirts we are contributing to the betterment of those doing it tough. When you visit our stores, you will be able to see some of our team members wearing these! Pictured here are Keveen's Supabarn team at Kingston wearing their HoMie t-shirts.
HoMie supports young people affected by homelessness or hardship to equip them with skills, confidence and experiences to be more work-ready and better prepared for their future.
Find out more: www.homie.com.au
FLORIADE IN KINGSTON 2020
We donated some potting mixes to Floriade in Kingston this year. The weekend of 23 & 24 May 2020 saw up to 50 local organisations and businesses come together (social distancing as well) in Green Square planting flowers & bulbs of tulips.
The next time you take a stroll down Jardine Street, have a look at the community effort that has put this together in preparation for September. Some of the flowers have started to peak above the soil.
We are excited to see how they will grow!