Good to Know…. FREE Summer Meals for Kids

Because Time2Save is a frugal living website, we aim to write for people all over the financial spectrum.  If you’re in need of help this summer to feed your kids – or if you know a family struggling – this is good info to know!  If you’re here looking for Free Kids Meals/Deals at local restaurants – check out our Restaurant Deal Archives!

Many cities across the country offer completely free summer meals to kids. Those families who depend upon free school breakfast and lunch during the school year need not worry about their kids going hungry just because school’s out.  Free meals are handed out daily, in convenient city parks, pools, schools and other locations, to fill this exact need.

For instance, our community pool, the school down the road, the museum and 25 locations within a 5 mile radius of me all hand out completely free brown bag lunches to kids every day during the summer. (Do a check HERE to find locations near you!)

I have met with several moms at the community pool who come at a certain time of day specifically to take advantage of free lunches.  You don’t have to be starving or homeless to benefit from these free meals, you just have to be needing a helping hand.  If you’re struggling, don’t hesitate to take advantage of this program.  Oftentimes I see the older man who hands lunches out at the park, put several bags back into his cooler when it’s time to leave.

If you know someone who could use a hand, pass on this information!

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool to find a site near you.


If you’re passionate about helping other through couponing, frugal living and giving and more – check out these ideas in our Time2Give archives :)

How to Make Blessing Bags

Gas Station Mission

Operation Christmas Child

Becoming a Purposeful Giver 

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 9th!

This Satruday, May 9th, is the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!  You’ve probably received a baggie and a note in your mailbox this week and we at Time2Save want to encourage you to take advantage of this very easy way to help out someone else with your savvy shopping.

First – A Quick Back-Story:

Jamie here!  A few years back, my family was on Food Stamps and WIC,  and we were STILL using our credit card to help us close the gap from month to month.  As unlikely as it sounds, learning how to coupon was what put my family in the position to get off those programs and turn the tables.  Now, I have a stockpile big enough to feed my family and  (this part I love) others.

In the end – learning how to save – enabled me to GIVE.  It’s the most amazing thing…..

That being said -

Today, Saturday the 9th, is the LARGEST 1-Day Food Drive in America – Stamp Out Hunger.  The food collected will go to feed hungry families all over the nation, so look over your little (or large) stockpile with a generous eye!  They’ve made this food drive easy enough for even the laziest and most forgetful to do – all you have to do is hang a bag of canned or boxed food on your mailbox!

If you are looking for cheap donation items for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – check out the starred items in the weekly grocery lists.  Our “Top 10″ if you will. Those are often $1 or less items.

For more articles like this, you might want to check out:

How to Make Blessing Bags



Gas Station Giving Box - And why I *love* meeting a need in my community




*HOT* $.50/1 Frosted Flakes, Krave Coupons | Only 99¢ at Publix!

Kelloggs Frosted Flakes & Krave Cereal Coupons

There’s a couple great new kids cereal coupons out today!  Print these Kelloggs coupons for $.50/1 Frosted Flakes and $0.50/1 Kelloggs Krave.  Then take it to Publix this week, where Frosted Flakes and Krave are on BOGO sale for $1.99.  Either of these coupons will double to $1 off, making these cereals just 99¢ each!

I love getting cheap cereal – not only does my family go through about a box a day -but it’s a great item to donate to food pantries and other folks in need (For instance, my Gas Station Giving boxes I mentioned HERE!)

How Can I Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims?


Photo Credit: Steve Gooch

We are all still reeling from the tragedies still being reported after yesterday’s massive F-4 tornado swept through Moore, Oklahoma.  The loss of life was particularly unbearable to imagine – I honestly can’t bring myself to think on it but only to pray for the families of those lost little ones.  We are lifting up Moore, Oklahoma in prayer, but if you are looking for another way to help – here are relief organizations you can contact to help.

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Best Buys of the Week: $1 and under 5/1

Here at Time2$ave, we’re all about helping you save money, but also we want to free you up to GIVE.  We believe that when you can bring home an abundance for your family while spending little – you’ll be able to answer the call when God presents an opportunity to bless someone else through your giving.
Welcome to our *NEW* weekly segment to point out what’s FREE or under $1 from the Grocery Store & Drugstores.  the sales ad to each store.




  • Avocados-$.49
  • Lettuce-$.69
  • sweet onions 2lb-$.69
  • mangoes-$.69
  • limes 1 lb bag-$.99
  • roma tomatoes 20oz package-$.99


To see entire Aldi’s Ad – GO HERE!


  • Crystal Light Canisters-FREE
  • Kraft Velveeta Skillet Dinners or Casseroles-$.19
  • Yellow, White or Bi-Color Corn – $.39 ea.
  • SH Squeeze Mustard – ($.49 ea.)
  • Arizona Tea – ($.49 ea.)
  • Land O Lakes Margarine Quarters-$.50
  • Pepperidge Farm Cheesebread-$.64
  • Hunt’s Snack Pack 4 ct.-$.75 ea
  • GM Cerals 12.8-18 oz.-$.77
  • Marzetti Salad Dressing 12-15 oz.-$.79
  • Lance Crackers 8 ct.-$.80
  • Old El Paso Refried Beans-$.85
  • Old El Paso Taco or Tortilla Shells-$.85
  • Green Peppers – $.89 ea.
  • GS Fresh Chicken Leg Quarters – $.99 lb.
  • Hass Avocados – $.99 ea.
  • Jalapeno Peppers – $.99 ea.
  • Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat-$.99
  • Fresh Express Shreds – $.99 ea.
  • Hawaiian Punch 1 Gal. or Capri Sun 10 Pk.-$1


To see entire Bi-Lo matchups – Go HERE!

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