Now this is how you win the Momma of the Universe award!
When Lauren Puryear turned 29 years old in 2016, she didn't do any of the typical things one might do to celebrate such an event. Rather than expect (or even demand, depending on how selfish and spoiled you are) gifts from others, or cake, or her favorite foods to gorge on alone, she decided to do something much more humanitarian ... like feed 30,000 people before she turned 30.
That's right; she vowed to herself that she'd feed 30K mouths by 30, and boy did she come through!
As Scary Mommy reports, Puryear has been delivering meals to people by clipping coupons and shopping in bulk, thus allowing her to get nutritious food to people for much less money.
"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," she told Scary Mommy -- and she was right.
Even though Puryear doesn't turn 30 until September 2017, she has already reached her amazing goal of feeding 30,000 hungry mouths, and she has no plans to slow down just because she fulfilled her remarkable promise to herself.
"I will keep on feeding until then and see what number I can get up to," she told Scary Mommy, adding optimistically: "Maybe 300,000!"
Puryear has been working with For the Love of Others, an organization that she launched herself and that was inspired by her grandmother, who taught Puryear the importance of helping and loving others. For the Love of Others strives to provide things like food and other essentials to homeless people, and has been doing a spectacular job of making a difference and helping out those in need.
"During my experiences traveling to different cities, I saw that we were not just feeding the homeless," Puryear said. "We were also providing meals for the everyday working American who is living at or below the poverty line so I am starting a new initiative called Push Past Poverty, where I will aim to educate those in need on how to rise above the poverty line by utilizing community resources, coupons, and other tools."
Congratulations for your amazing work, Lauren Puryear! You've inspired and helped so many.