Back to School 2018: 9 Places Offering Free Food, Haircuts & More

By: Cindy G. Castillo Posted: 3:27 PM, Aug 24, 2018

Back to school is here and we all know spending can get rough, so now’s the time to start looking for ways to stretch your dollar. Lucky for you, The List is rounding up a full list of nine places giving away free food, supplies and more back to school essentials that will make your life ten times easier this year. 

1. Inner City Church of Christ – Baltimore, MD 

If you’re in Baltimore, then the Inner City Church of Christ is the place to be if you’re looking for financial assistance when it comes to back to school season. They’re hosting a community event open to the public this Sunday, August 26th with free back to school supplies, a job fair and of course, free food. 

2. 11th Annual Back-to-School Celebration – Brooklyn, New York 

Hosted by Senator Kevin Parker, this annual event will be taking place this Saturday, August 25th and will feature free back to school supplies, food and activities. The event is of course free and open to the public.

3. Back-to-School SummerFest – Colorado Springs, CO 

Listen up, Colorado! The fourth annual Back-to-School SummerFest is here this weekend with free food, drinks, music, activities, school supply giveaways and so much more. It’s all taking place at Deerfield Hills Community Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

4. Project Inspiration’s Back to School Bash – Vineland, NJ  

Looking to go back to school in style? If you’re in Vineland, look no further than Project Inspiration’s Back to School Bash on September 3rd. The Daily Journal reports that Bliss Beauty Bar and Next Level Barber Shop are getting together to offer free haircuts and braids for kids in Cumberland County. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will feature free food and family activities too! 

5. 2018 Back to School Bash – Lamar University

Lamar University students are ready to celebrate a brand new academic year and athletic season with their Back to School Bash. It’s happening Monday, August 27th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Provost Umphrey Stadium. The event will feature free Chick-Fil-A, Rotolo’s Pizza, t-shirts and so much more!

6. Peace Tree’s Back to School Cookout – Memphis, TN

Memphis, Tennessee is ready to celebrate the start of a new school year at Peace Tree’s Back to School Cookout. It’s a free event taking place at the Lawhon Lake this Saturday, August 25th from 4 p.m. through 7 p.m. There will be free food, lawn games, canoeing and so much more. You do have to RSVP to attend through their official website.

7. Back to School Bash – Montgomery County, MD

If you’re in Montgomery County this weekend, then here’s your chance to celebrate back to school with some amazing giveaways. The Montgomery County Recreation Department will be hosting their free Back to School Bash this weekend. The event will feature free haircuts, music, free food and much more. The first 100 students K-12 who register will receive a backpack filled with supplies.

8. 5 Tara Indian Cuisine – Leesburg, VA

Are you in the mood for some delicious Indian Cuisine? Who wouldn’t! 5 Tara Indian Cuisine in Leesburg, Virginia will be having a Back to School Special this weekend. All kids 12 and under will eat for free at their lunch buffet. Can’t get better than that!

9. 2nd Annual Back to School Bash – Norfolk, VA

Spartans are giving back this school year. The Norfolk State University Men’s Basketball Program will be hosting their 2nd annual Back to School Bash on September 3rd. The event will feature free supplies, free food, and free haircuts from Next Level Barbershop.





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