Meet the Amazing Mom Who Just Fed 30,000 People With Extreme Couponing and the Bible
News Staff : Mar 16, 2017
She wanted to feed 30,000 people before her 30th birthday.
(Woodbridge, VA)—[CBN News] Extreme couponing is certainly one way for families to save a boatload of cash, but for one mom it has also become an avenue to help feed tens of thousands of hungry mouths. (Photo: Lauren Puryear/via ScaryMommy.com)
Through her motto, "Love God. Love Others. Serve the World," Lauren Puryear is making a difference in the lives of scores of Americans. According to Scary Mommy, Puryear, a mental health clinician who resides in Woodbridge, Virginia, decided last year—then aged 29—that she wanted to feed 30,000 people before her 30th birthday.
So, she set out on a quest to use couponing as the avenue to make that goal a reality.
Flash forward just one year and Puryear, who clips coupons and shops in bulk, has provided 30,158 meals (and counting), and she's still six months away from her 30th birthday; she told Scary Mommy that she has no plans of stopping now.
"After I couponed for 50 jars of Ragu sauce and 100 boxes of Barilla pasta all for free, I knew I was going to make a difference in the world," Puryear told the outlet. "I will keep on feeding until then and see what number I can get up to. Maybe 300,000!"
Believe it or not, Puryear said last year that she's able to feed as many as 150 people on just $20, depending on the level of couponing and the items she's seeking, NJ.com reported. (Photo: Lauren Puryear/via ScaryMommy.com)
"There are coupons in the Sunday paper, or online that you can print ... so I collect as many as I can, match them to the store and that is how I am able to get the items for free," Puryear said at the time.
Through extreme couponing and Puryear's organization For the Love of Others, which she started in 2012, she has traveled the east coast, delivering food and essentials to shelters and individuals in need. Her entire operation is based on Biblical principles...
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