Drakes and the Community

Drakes Supermarket values the importance of giving back to the community, believing that the local community contributes to the success of our business every day.  Drakes gives back to the communities that we serve through our Drakes Charity Showbag and Community Dollars programs. We’d like to thank our people, suppliers, community and most importantly, our customers, for their ongoing support each and every day

Charity Showbags

In conjunction with our valued suppliers and the Bedford Group, each year Drakes release the Drakes Charity Showbag for sale in our South Australian stores throughout the week of the Royal Adelaide Show.

It is with the kind donations from our suppliers that make this initiative a success. In the last 3 years (2018-2020) the amount donated to the participating charities* has been over $250,000 from the distribution & sales of over 47,000 bags.

*Participating charities to benefit are:

  • The Hospital Research Foundation
  • The Bedford Group
  • RDNS – Royal District Nursing Service
  • Flinders Foundation
  • St John’s