Popcorn Fundraiser

Popcorn Fundraiser

A popcorn fundraiser that makes sense

Schools prefer our gourmet popcorn fundraisers, and our sales prove it. We use gluten & GMO free corn, and our popcorn contains zero MSG. Sell top brands like Deanan® popcorn.

Make up to 60% profit. It’s the perfect combination of ingredients that make our popcorn so smooth and tasty. Your customers will experience the difference.

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How Does a Popcorn Fundraiser Work?

Simply select one of our delicious flavors from the above product list. You can determine the number of cases you need to order as well as you popcorn fundraising profit by entering your group size and student goal in the ’Calculate Your Profit’ tool located on each individual popcorn page.

You’re eligible for price discounts based on how much you order. Ordering is easy. Click on the ‘Go to purchase order form’ button on the top right-hand side of the product page and submit your order. Payment is due within 15 days from the date that you’ve receive your order. A second option is to pay by credit card. Simply click on ‘Add to cart’ and proceed through our secure checkout process.

Once you’re ready to distribute the product, be sure to write down the number of popcorn bags that you hand out to each student. We provide a tracking sheet that you can download from our website. It’s also important to establish a deadline date for returning the money. Once all of your money has been accounted for, your sale is complete.

What Makes Our Popcorn Fundraising Programs Better?

  • A Healthier Alternative to Candy – 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? Caramel
  2. Is popcorn gluten free? Most popcorn is naturally gluten free but it 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 rich in antioxidants with fairly low calories.
  4. Is popcorn a smart snack? ‘Smart Snacks’ are competing foods that meet national nutritional standards that can be sold on campus during the school day. Since popcorn is a whole grain, as long as the first ingredient on the label is ‘popcorn’, then general standards are met. However, because of the variety of flavors, some with added fats and sugars, the nutritional facts must be checked to verify that the product meets nutrient standards. Learn more about Smart Snacks
  5. How should popcorn be stored? Make sure it’s kept in a cool dry place.
  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 that you distribute to students to sell by using a tracking sheet that records their name and the number of bags issued.
  • Give buyers multiple options by selling our variety pack popcorn which offers our 4 most popular flavors.
  • Don’t issue additional bags to a student until all the initial popcorn money has been returned.
  • Check in with your students periodically on their sales progress.
  • Have a formal 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, somewhere around 30 percent is consumed in schools or theaters—which means a popcorn fundraiser is prime money raising territory.

How Popcorn Became a Fundraiser

Oddly enough, 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. Eventually, 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 popularly consumed popcorn, and 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, when street vendors in Chicago could mass-produce it for virtually no cost. The real explosion of popcorn came with the movie industry, however. Those same street vendors tended to crowd around areas with large amounts of people, specifically theaters.

Even with the introduction of the television and Netflix, movie theaters nowadays remain synonymous with popcorn (you’re probably rolling your eyes at the costs they bear as well). Eventually, microwavable popcorn came along, and slowly but surely the popcorn market leaned more towards residential consumption. Now, popcorn fundraising products are a staple in elementary, middle and high schools.

Today, popcorn holds strong as a low-calorie snack that can easily be combined with toppings and flavors to create a more interesting experience alongside that classic air-popped crunch. Many people use popcorn as a snack to keep a rumbly tummy at bay, which means your sales aren’t limited to the neighborhood. Sporting events and after school activities are great opportunities to bolster school fundraising sales.

Popcorn Fundraiser Ideas for Schools

Our gourmet popcorn comes in a wide variety of sweet and savory flavors, from caramel to white cheddar. We even carry flavors like pecan almond crunch and 'Texas Two Step' which combines 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 so you don’t have to immediately commit to any one flavor…you know, for testing.

The Gourmet popcorn fundraiser is one of the more profitable options available for schools. Suggested selling prices range from $2 to $10 per bag of popcorn, 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 $120. If you’re planning a larger school fundraiser, bulk purchasing is perfect to help you meet your goals fast. Check out 40 unknown popcorn facts.

Some great popcorn fundraising ideas could include a school carnival, an outdoor day, spirit day for high schoolers, or setting up a concession stand at a game. Finally, if it's superb quality, extraordinary taste, or even name recognition that you're after, one of our Deanan® popcorn fundraiser products is definitely in order.