CI Tours Pop! Gourmet

CI Tours Pop! Gourmet

Touring Pop! Gourmet

Recently, three members of CI’s Offender Workforce Development (OWD) team traveled to Tukwila to meet with David Israel and tour his Pop! Gourmet factory. David spent four years in Washington State prisons and is now a successful business owner. Pop! Gourmet products are featured worldwide, but our biggest excitement comes from David’s story and his support of successful reentry. While touring the plant, the OWD team met three formerly incarcerated individuals. Two of the three were former CI workers and all are doing well in their positions at Pop! Gourmet. Thank you Pop! Gourmet for the tour and for your support of offender reentry.

We hope to reach other employers who are also willing to give offenders the chance to compete for jobs. In October, CI is hosting an employer forum titled ‘Washington’s Hidden Workforce’. David Israel and other employers will speak about their experiences. More information on our forum will be posted in the coming months.