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MORE POPCORN FUNDRAISER IDEAS
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.