Popcorn Fundraiser

Popcorn Fundraiser

A popcorn fundraiser with us 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.

Your customers will taste the difference. It’s the perfect combination of ingredients that make our popcorn so smooth and tasty. You'll sell more because ours is simply better.

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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 gourmet popcorn fundraiser 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.

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. Set 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.
  • Variety of Popular Flavors – We offer 7 of the most popular popcorn flavors in school fundraising.
  • Make Up to 55% Profit – 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? Cheddar Cheese
  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? If stored properly, our popcorn will stay fresh for 6-9 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 your 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 bare 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 flavors, from buffalo ranch to white cheddar. There’s even the classic caramel popcorn. If you want to test out a batch before buying in bulk, there’s an option for a case of assorted flavors so you don’t have to immediately commit to several cases of varying options…you know, for testing.

The Gourmet popcorn fundraiser is one of the more profitable options that are offered among popcorn fundraising programs. At a suggested selling price of $10 per bag of popcorn, one case will profit you $96. But, if you buy additional cases, the profitability grows. When you buy 10 cases or more, each case costs $132 and results in a net profit of $108. If you’re planning a larger school fundraiser, this bulk purchase is perfect to help you efficiently meet your goals. Check out 40 unknown popcorn facts.

Each case of popcorn contains 16 units, so if you can plan to sell to more than 160 people you can easily yield the highest profitability level for your school fundraising needs. Opportunities for larger popcorn fundraising ideas could include a school carnival, an outdoor day, spirit day for high schoolers, or even a field trip outing to a park. When planning a popcorn fundraiser, keep in mind that popcorn is a little messier than other snacks, so leave the bus stop selling to individually wrapped goodies!