Spotlight on Prospector Popcorn
The Today Show, Good Morning America and most recently FM Radio Station Lite 100.5 WRCH and the NY Giants (yes, THE NY Giants) are all talking about something that’s popping in Ridgefield, CT.
Touch down for Prospector Popcorn.
Popcorn, sparkle, and JOBS! Prospector Gourmet Popcorn is a tasty treat on a mission. When you snack on one-of-a-kind sweet and savory combinations, you’re helping to create competitive and integrated employment for people with disabilities.
“Sit back and enjoy while we work and employ!”
In a recent show, Mike and Mary from 100.5 FM MRCH said, “The product was enjoyed by the NY Giants after their big win against the Minnesota Vikings this weekend!” Take a listen HERE.
Plain and simple (unlike gourmet popcorn from the Prospector) everything about the Prospector and their gourmet popcorn is good. Everything.
This 501(c)(3) non-profit provides meaningful employment to people with disabilities through the operation of a premium, first-run movie theater and through the creation of gourmet popcorn.
While visiting the Prospector, catching a first-run movie will bedazzle you, the Prospector has discovered a way to share their mission with people all over the world.
The popcorn creation jobs are plentiful. Ryan Wenke, Prospector’s Director of Operations and Technology explains:
“Someone has to pop the popcorn, someone has to drizzle the chocolate that goes on the popcorn. We have our own production team and marketing team. We don’t outsource any jobs. We hire everyone here. They earn competitive wages and do meaningful work.”
And… it’s so delicious.
Ryan adds, “When people are doing things that they are passionate about, you are doing to get a great product.” Team Prospector calls this “Sparkle Mining”.
Approximately 74% of the workforce self-identify with a disability. Transforming passions into professions, while earning paychecks with competitive wages is at the heart of what the Prospector does.
Check it all out by way of prospectorpopcorn.org