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Valley Cottage Lady Clips Coupons For Rockland's Hungry [VIDEO]

She donated 2,023 pounds of food to People to People.

New York may be an expensive place to live, but for Valley Cottage’s Coupon Queen, she’s found a way around it, and for a good cause.

Anna (Foldvary) De Sousa clips coupons as a hobby and with the help of Legislator Ed Day, she was connected with People to People’s Executive Director Diane Serratore.

With her coupons, she’s been able to walk away with the supermarket paying her about $50 for an $800 bill. With her skills, she’s bought supplies for overseas  and on Thursday, People to People came by her home to pick up 2,023 pounds of food.

“The federal government says that food contributions are valued at $2.40 a pound,” said Serratore. “At $2.40 per pound … a total of 4,855.20.”

“With the closing of the West Nyack Post Office, and suspension of the "Adopt a Platoon" program we both held dear to us, (De Sousa) ended up with a living room full of supplies and nowhere to donate them,” said Day. “I reached out to my friends at People to People and we got a marriage in the works.”

Watch the video to hear from the Coupon Queen.

tom kelty October 22, 2011 at 12:55 PM
I think that is great! After watching these people on tv with all this food and supplies I was wondering why they didn't donate it to somewhere... I am proud to know that someone in my area is doing just that. Good for you! (I wish I could do that)
betsykilmer October 23, 2011 at 04:27 AM
Coupons may offer discounts, but they're also a form of advertising for companies. Whether you clip coupons from the Sunday circulars or print them from "Printapons", you'll see ads for hundreds of products in the process
Richard October 24, 2011 at 02:08 PM
I had the pleasure to meet Anna just this past Saturday morning at the A & P in Valley Cottage, while I was out campaigning for David Ascher. I think Anna's work is wonderful and Ms. Serratore at People to People should be proud. Kudos, Anna.
Diane Banta October 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM
I'd like to know where she shops because any store I frequent only double coupons up to 99 cents. So, if you have a $1.00 coupon it's only worth $1.00. How do you ever get anything for free? I think it's fabulous that Anna can do this and I would love to be able help community organizations and families in my neighborhood. Is there any way to contact her? Diane
Judie Palmer October 24, 2011 at 11:30 PM
I am originally from Nanuet, New York and my maiden name was Judie Pitt. I would love to start a food campaign like Anna's. I have many students and customers that would love to do it, too. How did Anna go about getting all the supplies using just coupons? If there is a way to get in touch with Anna for starting the same thing in Martinez, California, could you let me know? Or perhaps she could get in touch with me.
Kim Tran (Editor) October 24, 2011 at 11:55 PM
I will get you in touch with Anna
Kim Tran (Editor) October 24, 2011 at 11:56 PM
I'll get you two connected

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