This Single Mom Is So Good At Couponing She Managed To Feed 30,000 People

 Coupons are a slippery slope sometimes. I'll walk into a store with my wife to buy a pair of underwear, and then all of a sudden we're $120 deep with a full shopping cart because of the "coupons" she's been stashing away for the past few months.

Then you have the people who coupon like it's their full-time job and woe unto anyone who's unfortunate enough to be standing behind them in line at the supermarket. Sure, they pay $4 for a good 200 lbs of food, but gosh darnit, I was planning on getting home in time to play with my kid before he goes to bed, not wait behind your sweatpants-wearing butt.

But after seeing what this woman did for 30,000 hungry people in need with her couponing skills, I might need to check myself.
 29-year-old Lauren Puryear, a Woodridge, NJ resident and mental health clinician has dedicated her life to feeding the needy ever since her grandmother passed away four years ago, who always encouraged Puryear to help others.

In 2012, Lauren started an organization called For the Love Of Others. She utilized bulk stores to help feed hungry people, but still wanted to reach more with her resources.
 But when a friend of hers had mentioned that couponing could help her get even more food for less money, Puryear took her suggestion seriously.

She's so good at it, she can sometimes feed 150 people for as little as $20. WHAT.
 "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. 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 says that couponing may seem annoying, but that it's actually quite easy once you get the hang of it.
 The single mother of a five-year-old not only delivers meals to people in her native NJ, but in Washington DC, and Baltimore as well. Her dream is to expand For The Love of Others to other cities as well.

"It's probably the most exhilarating thing I could ever do in life. The joy of helping other people does not compare to any other accomplishment in my life." Puryear said.
 Puryear also managed to earn two Bachelor's and two Masters degrees in addition to raising a child on her own and feeding a crap-ton of people.

She hopes to pass on the love of helping others onto her son.
"It is very important to teach him to help other people," she said. "The little things we take for granted, the food we throw away every day ... and if we just spread a little more love around, the world would be such a better place."

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