Sains­bury’s marks a mile­stone birthday with 185,0000 vol­un­teers Visit your store to find out how they are help­ing your com­mu­nity live well

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SAINS­BURY’S has been help­ing its cus­tomers to live well and putting lo­cal com­mu­nity cul­ture and val­ues at the heart of ev­ery­thing it does for sev­eral decades – 150 years, to be pre­cise.

It was back in 1869 when John James and Mary Ann Sains­bury first opened a small dairy shop in Lon­don’s Drury Lane.

Their shop of­fered high-qual­ity prod­ucts at af­ford­able prices – some­thing that this her­itage brand is still known for to­day.

And from pro­vid­ing a com­mu­nity life­line in what was then one of the poor­est parts of the cap­i­tal to open­ing emer­gency shops dur­ing World War II, then to cel­e­brat­ing Christmas with dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren in the 1950s, Sains­bury’s has always put peo­ple first.


This year marks a very spe­cial birthday for the Bri­tish su­per­mar­ket gi­ant as Sains­bury’s cel­e­brates 150 won­der­ful years — and to hon­our the oc­ca­sion, it is tak­ing part in 150 Days of Com­mu­nity.

The Sains­bury’s Group is invit­ing all col­leagues from its 2,300 to­tal lo­ca­tions across the coun­try to spend a day vol­un­teer­ing to mark the mile­stone birthday.

The brand’s 185,000-strong team of staff from both Sains­bury’s and Ar­gos stores will take part in 150 days of com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties, and in­di­vid­ual stores will also be sup­port­ing their own care­fully cho­sen good causes in sev­eral dif­fer­ent ways.

From com­mu­nity fundrais­ing to host­ing events and launch­ing their own lo­cal cam­paigns, Sains­bury’s col­leagues will sup­port causes rang­ing from com­mu­nity gar­dens to sports teams and elderly care homes.

Each store has se­lected their own projects, which re­flect the val­ues held not only by Sains­bury’s as a busi­ness, but by the

lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties they serve – in­clud­ing staff from the Bath store, who have launched a bril­liant ‘Signs­bury’s’ store ini­tia­tive us­ing sign lan­guage to sup­port its hear­ing-im­paired cus­tomers.


Re­search high­lighted in Sains­bury’s lat­est Liv­ing Well Index shows that those who con­nect more to their lo­cal com­mu­nity are more likely to be liv­ing well.

This cru­cial in­sight is an­other key rea­son why Sains­bury’s stores right across the na­tion will be join­ing to­gether in the 150 Days of Com­mu­nity scheme.

So why not pay a visit to your lo­cal Sains­bury’s su­per­mar­ket, Sains­bury’s Lo­cal or Ar­gos store, and find out more about what it’s like giv­ing some­thing back to your com­mu­nity – and cel­e­brate a glo­ri­ous 150 years at the same time?

Sains­bury’s col­leagues will sup­port causes rang­ing from com­mu­nity gar­dens to sports teams and elderly care homes

1970 Shop­per in the newly opened Sut­ton branch 1932 Horse and cart carry wares to fam­ily store

COM­MU­NAL SHAR­ING Sains­bury’s col­leagues join shop­pers in sign­ing THE JOY OF SIGN­ING Sains­bury’s col­leagues en­joy sign­ing in store IN­SPIRED Sam Brook (left) with Bath man­ager Tom Robert­son (right)

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