'Having listened closely to community groups, we've learned of the challenges many groups are facing finding volunteers and even supplies to sell given some of the reported challenges being faced by other retailers,' Mr Schneider revealed.
'We also want to make sure our team remain focused on helping customers to access the products they need.
'We absolutely understand the important role these sausage sizzles play for thousands of local community groups and charities and that finding alternative fundraising opportunities at short notice isn't easy.'
To make up for the potential loss these community groups are now facing, Bunnings has pledge to donate $500 gift cards to organisations who had sausage sizzles booked over the next month.
'Across Australia and NZ, this represents an investment into local communities of over $1.2million,' he said.
'There's no doubt that our decision will disappoint some people in the community and we can't wait to bring this much-loved community program back.'