A Lil Positivity: Virginia Woman Planning To Feed 30,000 Hungry & Homeless By Her 30th Birthday

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Virginia Woman Planning To Feed 30,000 Hungry & Homeless

A Virginia woman’s lofty goal to help the hungry and homeless is making national headlines.

Lauren Puryear of Woodbridge, is using Couponing to gather supplies to deliver to the needy.

She hopes to feed 30,000 people by the time she turns 30 in 2017.

GMA. Yahoo reports:

While some of her peers might be thinking of exotic vacations or parties to mark their 30th birthdays, Lauren Puryear has set a lofty goal for herself.

The 29-year-old from Woodbridge, Virginia, plans to deliver 30,000 meals to people who are hungry and homeless by the time she turns 30 next year on September 14.

Puryear, who works with adults who have mental health issues in her day job, has also committed herself to using coupons to feed as many people as possible for the least amount of money.

Puryear said she often gets money back for items with her coupons and reinvests that money to buy more food.

She recruits her friends and family to search coupon circulars each week. She also brings friends and family with her to buy and transport the food, which she keeps in a rented storage unit.

Puryear, the mother of a five-year-old son, said she began feeding homeless people in 2012 after her grandmother died.

She wanted to continue her grandmother’s legacy of giving back to the community, so she started her own organization called For the Love of Others and delivers food in her local area and around her home state of New Jersey.

Puryear said she has fed 5,572 people since she started couponing. Her next big delivery will be in Washington, D.C. in October, where she plans to feed 1,200 people.

Awesome job Lauren!

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