There’s a new sport making headlines since participating in it could have SERIOUS, positive effects on the community.  It’s called,  Extreme Couponing

New Jersey native, Lauren Purer, literally took her quest to feed the hungry to the extreme.

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Lauren has clipped thousands of coupons, along with others donated to her cause, that are paying off to help benefit the community.

The coupons that Lauren has clipped have helped the 29-year-old, Union County native, put together 26,000 meals in less then a year, at an estimated cost of $500. An additional 5,000 meals were served with the help of money and food donations. It has all helped her self-made organization reach the goal of serving 30,000 meals by this coming September of 2017.

Atlantic City’s poverty rate is about 33% according to Press of Atlantic City, and the rate is much higher for families with children younger than 18.

Executive Director of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s southern branch in Egg Harbor Township, Richard Uniacke, said he wants to talk with Lauren about how extreme couponing efforts could help feed Atlantic City’s hungry!

Lauren said she started fully believing in the power of extreme couponing when, during a supermarket visit, she bought about 500 cans of vegetables for about a penny apiece.

So if you have some coupons laying around and are interested in helping your community, either donate the coupons to Lauren, or go on out to your local grocery store, purchase some goods with those coupons, and donate them to the Atlantic City Food Pantry or any local food bank near you!

If you know someone who is out their doing a daily dose of good like Lauren, or is in need of a little extra dose, send us your story to our Facebook page!

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