Woman Goes Above And Beyond Using Coupons - Funds 30K Meals

A Good Samaritan in Virginia plans to deliver 30,000 meals to the homeless before she turns 30, according to a recent media report. Moreover, she is bringing down the cost of the meals to a fraction of the usual price by using coupons.

Generous soul Lauren Puryear will turn 30 next year. But for her, it is a happy milestone rather than a major birthday to dread.

Puryear has already fed 5,572 people since she began couponing last year, and has plans to dramatically increase that number in the coming year with the help of friends and family.

“My first couponing experience ever was canned vegetables,” she explained in an interview. “I was able to get them for four cents a can at Dollar General so I bought 420 cans and I added chicken and rice to that meal.”

Puryear said she may spend as much as 10 hours a week looking for food deals, and is simply inspired by doing good in the world.

“Just knowing that we’re making a difference in someone’s life, that’s the most rewarding thing and what keeps me going,” she noted.

Not surprisingly, Puryear already has a project to feed 1,200 people lined up in Washington, D.C. in October.

Source: Fox News
Photos: Lauren Puryear, ScaryMommy

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