Bear Food Peanuts: Empowering Others Through Entrepreneurship

Starting a business is a dream for many, but for Mac Brydon, it was also a way to uplift his brother, Abound client Miller, and others within the I/DD community. His vision has transformed into a reality with Bear Food Peanuts, a company that not only brings unique and delicious flavors of peanuts to their customers but also provides employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  

Bear Food Peanuts’ journey began with a passion for entrepreneurship and a desire to create change. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is significantly higher than the national average. Bear Food Peanuts is working to change that by providing not just jobs but also a sense of purpose and belonging.  

Mac enlisted the help of his family and friends to fine-tune the product and build out the infrastructure for the business. Today, Bear Food Peanuts is a thriving enterprise that has created job opportunities for individuals with disabilities and a community that supports them. 

They have also gone the extra mile to connect with Rainbow Express Ministries to help improve essential employment skills of those with disabilities. Through this partnership, the Brydon brothers have continued to impact the lives of many people in the community. 

The company has become a beacon of hope for individuals with disabilities who often face barriers to employment, and the family’s impact in their community has not gone unnoticed. In recognition of their exceptional efforts, the Town of Matthews has named them the Business of the Year. This recognition is a clear testament to the hard work and dedication of the inspiring Brydon family. 

Bear Food Peanuts is more than just a business. It’s a testament to the power of passion and perseverance. Mac’s dream has turned into a reality that is uplifting individuals with disabilities and empowering the community as a whole.  

Through their delicious flavors and commitment to inclusion, Bear Food Peanuts has become a force for change, and we can only hope that their mission inspires others to follow in their footsteps.