The rising cost of groceries is set to impact an Aussie institution – the Bunnings sausage sizzle.
From July 23, community fundraisers at more than 300 stores are having to hike the price of a snag sanger by $1, bringing the price up from $2.50 to $3.50.
It’s the first time in 15 years a price hike has been necessary.
“The change responds to calls from local community groups, not for profits and charities who have seen a decline in funds raised due to the increased cost of the goods required to run the BBQ, particularly in recent months,” a statement from Bunnings read.
“The price increase marks the first time that the cost of a sausage at the community sausage sizzle has changed since 2007 in Australia. Since then, the cost of supplies required to run the sausage sizzle – sausages, bread, onions, sauce, oil, and drinks – has risen significantly, which has impacted community groups fundraising abilities.”
Over the last 5 years, community groups have run more than 155,000 Bunnings sausage sizzles, raising more than $140 million. The average sausage sizzle raises between $800-$900.
Bunnings provides everything required to set up and run the BBQ at no cost, including a gas bottle, marquee, and mobile payment option.