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. We do our best to work with our local sports club, educational institutes, event organisers, charities and businesses to give back to our community whenever we can. This page is dedicated to all those who have contributed and taken part in making our environment better.
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.
What we have been doing lately
FLORIADE IN KINGSTON
We are proudly donating 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 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.
We are excited to see how they will grow!
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.