We are more than just your supermarket. 
We are an active member of your community.

Since our inception in 1991 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.


If you would like support for your charity please put your request in writing.
 Email us on fundraising@supabarn.com.au 

Rotary aussie peace walk



WALKING FOR PEACE: CANBERRA 2021 -
BRING YOUR FRIENDS, CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR FAVOURITE CAUSE.

We are proud to announce that we are supporting the Rotary Aussie Peace Walk. Help us help Rotary immunise 100,000 children against life-threatening diseases from 9 Pacific Island nations! Join us or Donate at: https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/ . 

You can start your own fundraising page today at: https://everychildfuture.raisely.com/

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 are 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).

This is how we will be helping the communities in nine Pacific island nations to Live Well.

There is also an Earlybird Discount Offer to this event for anyone who signs-up to the Aussie Peace Walk mailing list! Offer ends 12th December 2020.


Gold creek school Breakfast club donations


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 contribute to the club. On the 4th August the great people at Gold Creek School and James, our Store Manager, met up.  

Read GCS Facebook post about the day here.

Photo credit to Gold Creek School team.

Let's Eat at home series
by Eat Canberra

Local foodie, blogger and founder of Eat Canberra, Amelia, was been 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. This episode was sponsored by us and it features Amelia cooking up a lovely healthy recipe by The Health Eating Hub (full recipe on their website too) and filmed by the Canberra5 team.

Ingredients

2 leek finely sliced

2 tbsp oil, olive extra virgin

500 g chicken, breast skin removed, diced (2 breasts)

200 g mushroom, common diced

200 g rice, arborio uncooked (1 cup)

 cauliflower finely diced or grated to rice size

3 cup stock, chicken salt reduced

60 g cheese, parmesan grated (½ cup)

parsley, flat leaf, fresh to serve

 

Method

1. Preheat a fan forced oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large oven proof pan. Cook the chicken in the pan for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. Set chicken aside on a plate with paper towel.

3. Heat another 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan and add leek. Cook for 2-3 minute or until softened slightly.

4. Add mushrooms and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

5. Add the rice to the pan and stir in for 1 minute.

6. Pour in the stock and add cauliflower and chicken to the pan. Stir the contents of the pan together, cover and bring to the boil.

7. Transfer the pan into the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.

8. Remove from the oven and stir through parmesan cheese. Serve with chopped parsley.

 

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.

Below are the links to the awesome organisations who are mentioned above:
Country Women's Association Gungalin - Casey Market Town - My Gungahlin - The G Spot Canberra


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.

Other activities

OZ HARVEST

Ever since Oz Harvest established their Canberra branch, we have been involved with them in donating and reducing our food wastage.  As we started expanding our stores into Sydney, we continued our relationship with them.

The infamous yellow vans, despite COVID-19, still makes regular trips to all our stores. We greatly appreciate the work they keep doing for the community and we are proud to make our contributions whenever possible.

FLORIADE IN KINGSTON

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!

Read more here: https://canberraweekly.com.au/kingston-community-digs-deep-for-floriade/

ANZAC BISCUIT FOR THE ROTARY CLUB

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.

TURBANS 4 AUSTRALIA DONATION

Casey Supabarn team have been donating some grocery palettes to the Turbans 4 Australia (T4A) charity organisation. They are in the middle of coordinating their COVID-19 Relief Project, ensuring that those who are vulnerable and are 'at risk' get their essentials. This project has now entered into its third month.

Turbans 4 Australia aims to encourage and involve the Sikh Community of Australia to help those in need regardless of religion, race or ethnicity. 

This image was taken and shared by the T4A team.

SUPABARN x HOMIE T-SHIRTS

Supabarn proudly supports HoMie to help young people experiencing homelessness and hardship. When we ordered 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

LIGHT SOUP KITCHEN HOMELESS MINISTRY

Last December we had the opportunity to assist in hosting a charity BBQ to raise awareness and support those experiencing homelessness within our Canberra Community. This is a certificate of appreciation for supporting the LIGHT Soup Kitchen Homeless Ministry.

GIRALANG PRIMARY SCHOOL DONATION

We are proud to support our local community! Giralang Primary School ihad previously been raising funds for their outdoor learning environment. They had organised a Trivia Night & Silent Auction on as part of their fundraising efforts. We donated a bike to their Silent Auction. This picture shows the committee members picking up our donation to them. 

Photo taken August 2019.