Woman Wants to Feed 30,000 Hungry And Homeless Using Extreme Couponing

She has already fed 5,572 people along the way

People who collect coupons often get a bad rap for expending significant time to save paltry sums. But 29-year-old Lauren Puryear of Woodbridge, Virginia is changing the equation. The young hero is planning to deliver 30,000 meals to the hungry and homeless in her region before her 30th birthday next September.

Puryear, a mental health clinician, runs a charity on the side, with a sense of duty to those less fortunate that she got from her late grandmother, according to ABC News.

To do that, she is using her coupon hunting skills to save money to buy more ingredients to feed the needy.

"I started couponing for food items like spaghetti, meatballs, and I was (often) able to get the items for free or for little to no money," she explained to With the coupons she’s able to feed dozens of people for just a few dollars.

She has co-opted friends and family to search for coupons that help her find amazing deals on food via her charity organization For the Love of Others, which she founded in 2012. Through it she delivers food in her local region and in her home state of New Jersey. Puryear said she has fed 5,572 people since she started couponing, reported ABC News.

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