About Us

Gourmet Popcorn with a PURPOSE!

Popcorn for the People is a non profit established to create meaningful employment for those with Autism and other disabilities. We aim to combat the current 80% unemployment rate in the autism community with the training and hiring of adults with Autism to create, cook, package, and sell uniquely flavored gourmet popcorn.

OUR STORY

It all started with Samuel Bier. Samuel is a high functioning 24 year old with autism. He wants to travel, have fun, and work just like everybody else—we ask ourselves: where can a bright, energetic young man that simply views the world slightly different find work, fulfillment, and happiness? Just when we thought the options were limiting, we spotted a popcorn store in East Brunswick available for sale and this ignited the spark that started it all. We decided to combine America’s favorite snack with Samuel’s passion and unique worldview to create a popcorn with a purpose. We invited other individuals, like Agnes, a star chef and mother of a child with autism, to join our team. While Agnes experimented with new flavors, Sam cooked the popcorn. Before we knew it, we gained an overwhelmingly positive response and began a movement, inviting more individuals to feel empowered, take bigger risks, and embrace accountability.

When fulfilled and empowered, individuals become more responsible, thrive creatively, take on bigger risks, and are able to embrace accountability. Popcorn for the People employs those who wish to challenge themselves, overcome obstacles, and strive to be their very best.

We invite you to consume with intent: treat yourself, your friends, and your clients with delicious popcorn and create meaningful employment for adults with Autism.

DONATE TODAY TO SUPPORT OUR CAUSE!

Gourmet Popcorn with a PURPOSE!

Popcorn for the People is a non profit established to create meaningful employment for those with Autism and other disabilities. We aim to combat the current 80% unemployment rate in the autistic community with the training and hiring of adults with Autism to create, package, and sell uniquely flavored gourmet popcorn.


Every purchase contributes directly to the employment of Adults with Autism!

OUR STORY

It all started with Samuel Bier. Samuel is a high functioning 24 year old with autism. He wants to travel, have fun, and work just like everybody else—we ask ourselves: where can a bright, energetic young man that simply views the world slightly different find work, fulfillment, and happiness? Just when we thought the options were limiting, we spotted a popcorn store in East Brunswick available for sale and this ignited the spark that started it all. We decided to combine America’s favorite snack with Samuel’s passion and unique worldview to create a popcorn with a purpose. We invited other individuals, like Agnes, a star chef and mother of a child with autism, to join our team. While Agnes experimented with new flavors, Sam cooked the popcorn. Before we knew it, we gained an overwhelmingly positive response and began a movement, inviting more individuals to feel empowered, take bigger risks, and embrace accountability.

When fulfilled and empowered, individuals become more responsible, thrive creatively, take on bigger risks, and are able to embrace accountability. Popcorn for the People employs those who wish to challenge themselves, overcome obstacles, and strive to be their very best.

We invite you to consume with intent: treat yourself, your friends, and your clients with delicious popcorn and create meaningful employment for adults with Autism.

DONATE TODAY TO SUPPORT OUR CAUSE!


Every purchase directly contributes to the employment of Adults with Autism!