Extreme Couponer Harnesses Skills For Good, Feeds Local Families

You could go grocery shopping with a stack of coupons and build a pantry stockpile, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. One man who enjoys couponing is applying his skills to stock the pantry of an entire community, supplying a facility where families can pick up essentials when they’re struggling.

The facility called the Care Cabin, a building on the elementary school campus stocked with food and household goods. It began because a huge number of children in this school are from households without a stable address, and more than half qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches.

Yes, the products promoted with coupons are often unhealthy and pricey, but judicious couponing can also yield cheap laundry detergent and canned staples.

These are the products that line the shelves of the Care Cabin, where students, parents,

The “Coupon Guy” of Casselberry, Florida spends about $2,000 of his own money every year to stock the Care Cabin. Through his couponing hobby, that money yields him food and household items with a retail value of about $10,000.

Casselberry coupon guru helps pay it forward with donations [WFTV] (Thanks, catastrophegirl!)

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