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Popcorn for the People partners with Rutgers Enactus to create sustainable autism employment

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Popcorn for the People partners with Rutgers Enactus to create sustainable autism employment

Enactus is an international nonprofit organization which focuses on making sustainable social impact in the local, national, and global community. All across the world, colleges and universities seek problems in their communities and offer sustainable solutions, all through their Enactus Chapters. The Enactus Chapter of Rutgers University, Rutgers Enactus, was created in 2014 by a group of undergraduate students: “Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe.” Popcorn for the People, first located in East Brunswick and now located in Piscataway, just three minutes away from the...

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Organizations that Support Autism Employment

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Organizations that Support Autism Employment

Popcorn for the People is a social enterprise under the nonprofit Let’s Work for Good whose mission is designed to tackle the 80% unemployment rate seen within the autism community. Our mission is to provide long lasting, meaningful employment to those on the autism spectrum and with other developmental disabilities. We strive to create a welcoming, safe working environment for adults with autism, and we love when we see other companies and organizations who do the same! Here are a few organizations that support employment for those with autism or other developmental disabilities! John’s Crazy Socks John’s Crazy Socks was...

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Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Popcorn!

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Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Popcorn!

Mardi Gras, otherwise known as Fat Tuesday, is right around the corner! The celebration is often associated with New Orleans, green, purple, and gold beads, and small plastic babies in cakes, but what is Mardi Gras really, and how can you celebrate it at home? Fat Tuesday is a celebration which begins on or after the Christian feasts of Three Kings Day and culminating before Ash Wednesday. The term Fat Tuesday comes from France and signifies the last day of eating fatty, rich foods before the ritual of fasting for Lent. Now, this celebration has become cultural, especially in New...

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9 Fun Facts About Cheese Popcorn

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9 Fun Facts About Cheese Popcorn

Cheese popcorn is a treat widely loved by many across America. That is an undisputed fact. But there is a lot more to this popular snack you may not know. Here are 9 fun facts all about cheese popcorn! In 1989, pre-popped white cheddar popcorn was the fastest-growing segment of the market, up an estimated 30 percent over 1988. The invention of cheese popcorn can be tracked to the creation of flavored popcorn in Chicago at the end of the 19th century. The flavors of cheese flavors typically are white cheddar and yellow cheddar, however, one can actually make any type...

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The History of Caramel Popcorn

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The History of Caramel Popcorn

Caramel corn is a sweet, confectionery popcorn treat enjoyed by millions of people every year. Here at Popcorn for the People, we make our caramel popcorn by coating our mushroom shaped popcorn pieces (the mushroom popcorn shape is the best for caramel corn because it has more surface area to hold the caramel flavoring!) with irresistible caramel candy! All our popcorn is layered with high quality caramel. Caramel popcorn is a huge fan favorite of ours, and there’s no question that people across America enjoy this sweet treat. So, how and when did America begin to love caramel popcorn? The...

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