Popcorn Fundraiser

Popcorn Fundraiser

Featuring Deanan® popcorn fundraiser

Schools prefer our premium popcorn, and our sales prove it. Sell the best quality brands in fundraising like Deanan® gourmet popcorn.

Make up to 60% profit. We use gluten & GMO free corn, and our popcorn contains zero MSG. Your customers will taste the difference.

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How Does a Popcorn Fundraiser Work?

Popcorn's delicious but it's not your typical snack. It's high in several important nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and polyphenol antioxidants.

First, select one of our flavors from the above product list. You can also determine the number of cases to order and your profit. Just enter your group size and student goal in the ’Calculate Your Profit’ tool.

You’re also eligible for price discounts based on how much you order. And ordering is easy. We accept purchase orders with no payment due until 15 days after delivery.

Once you collect the money, your profit is what you keep after paying your invoice.

What Makes Our Popcorn Fundraising Programs Better?

  • Top quality. We make our popcorn with the best recipes using the finest ingredients.
  • A Healthier Alternative. Popcorn is a whole grain that’s full of vitamins and minerals.
  • Largest Variety of Flavors. We feature 21 products, including Deanan® popcorn fundraiser.
  • Higher Profits. The more you order, the higher the profit margin.
  • Made in the USA. When you purchase our gourmet popcorn you’re investing in American ingenuity.
  • Low Minimums. Reasonable 1 case minimum order requirement.
  • Free Shipping. No shipping fees on your original order, or any reorders.

Questions About Popcorn Fundraisers

  1. What is your best-selling popcorn?

    Vanilla and caramel.

  2. Is popcorn gluten free?

    Most popcorn is naturally gluten free. But it also depends on the flavors, toppings and additives used. Our popcorn is gluten free. Learn more

  3. Is popcorn healthy?

    In its purest form, popcorn is a healthy, whole-grain snack. It's rich in antioxidants with fairly low calories.

  4. Is popcorn a smart snack?

    ‘Smart Snacks’ are foods that meet national nutritional standards. They can thus be sold on campus during the school day. Popcorn is a whole grain. So as long as the first ingredient on the label is ‘popcorn’, then general standards are met. But some of the added flavors have added fats and sugars. The nutritional facts of each flavor must be checked to verify standards are met. Learn more about Smart Snacks

  5. How should popcorn be stored?

    Make sure it’s kept at room temperature.

  6. What is the shelf life of your popcorn?

    Our popcorn will stay fresh for at least 2 months.

  7. Why do various popcorn flavors have different bag weights?

    The volume and number of kernels in each bag is relatively constant. The difference is in the weight of the coatings used for the different popcorn flavors.

Popcorn Fundraising Ideas & Tips

  • Keep track of the popcorn distributed to students to sell. Use a tracking sheet that records their name and the number of bags issued.
  • Give buyers options. Sell our variety pack popcorn and offer our 4 most popular flavors.
  • Don’t issue more bags until students return their initial round of popcorn money.
  • Check in with your students periodically on their sales progress.
  • Have a kickoff meeting to discuss your popcorn fundraiser goals with your group.
  • Set a deadline date for turning in the money.
  • Remember to tell people why you're selling popcorn.

Popcorn Statistics

It is estimated that Americans eat 13 billion quarts, or 52 billion cups, of popcorn every year. That’s an average of 168 cups of popcorn per person per year! Of those 13 billion quarts, we consume somewhere around 30 percent in schools or theaters. This means the popcorn fundraiser is prime money raising territory.

How Popcorn Became a Fundraiser

The modern discovery of popcorn originates from a location in New Mexico called the “Bat Cave.” Kernels were found, along with some ears of corn, that could be carbon dated back 5,600 years. Depictions were found in Mexico from 300 A.D. of a god wearing popped kernels on headpieces and clothing.

It is now believed that Native Americans consumed popcorn. Eventually colonists caught on and began to combine it with molasses as a sugary treat. What a rich history for a school fundraising favorite!

Popcorn became essential during the Great Depression. This is when street vendors in Chicago could mass-produce it for virtually no cost. But the real explosion of popcorn came with the movie industry. Those same street vendors tended to areas with large amounts of people. Specifically theaters.

Even with TV and Netflix, movie theaters remain synonymous with popcorn. With microwavable popcorn, the market now leans more towards residential consumption. Now, popcorn fundraising is a staple in elementary, middle and high schools.

Today with so many toppings and flavors, popcorn creates a more interesting experience. Especially compared with that classic air-popped crunch. Many people use popcorn as a snack to keep a rumbly tummy at bay. This means your sales aren’t limited to the neighborhood. Sporting events and after school activities are both great opportunities.

Popcorn Fundraiser Ideas for Schools

Our gourmet popcorn comes in a wide variety of sweet and savory flavors. From caramel to white cheddar to dark chocolate almond. We even carry flavors like pecan almond crunch and 'Texas Two Step'. What can be better than combining caramel and jalapeño cheddar.

If you want to test out a batch before buying in bulk, you can always purchase a case of assorted flavors. This way you don’t have to immediately commit to any one flavor…you know, for testing.

Gourmet popcorn is one of the more profitable fundraisers available for schools. Suggested selling prices range from $2 to $10 per bag, starting at 40% profit. But, if you buy additional cases, the profitability grows. When you buy 10 cases of cheddar cheese for example, each case of 24 bags will profit you $108.

Planning a larger fundraiser? Bulk purchasing is perfect to help you meet your goals fast. Check out 40 unknown popcorn facts.

Here are some great popcorn fundraising ideas. How about a school carnival or outdoor day? Or maybe a spirit day for high schoolers or setting up a concession stand at a game. Finally, want superb quality, extraordinary taste, or name recognition? Then a Deanan® popcorn fundraiser is definitely in order.