Community Involvement

A Vital Part

At Empire, we know that a strong commitment to the communities where our employees live and work is fundamental to our long-term success. We strive to be good neighbours in all that we do and actively encourage and support our employees, franchisees and affiliates to help make their communities better places to live and work.

Empire and its employees and customers support a wide range of important causes across Canada at the corporate, regional and individual store levels. Most of these initiatives support families and children, especially in the areas of health, wellness and education. The major focus is placed on local communities where our employees, franchisees and affiliates give generously of their time and talent in support of important events and causes. Our dedication to community service is closely tied to the legacy of the Sobey family and an organizational culture, which expresses itself through a collective commitment of giving back to enhance the lives of Canadians.

Food Banks

Our passion for food extends beyond our stores and into the communities in which we operate. Every year we help feed the hungry by raising hundreds of thousands of dollars and donating millions of pounds of food.

Health and Wellness

We continue to do our best to improve the quality of life in hundreds of communities by promoting healthier lifestyles.


Funding from Sobeys and contributions from various Sobey family foundations support several scholarship programs designed to help young people attain the education necessary for their success.

To learn more about all we are doing to promote the health and well-being of our communities, including our commitment to environmentally sound business practices, please visit Sobeys’ website