Summer break is almost here, but that means many low-income North Texas children who rely on free and reduced-priced lunches during the school year are more likely to go hungry. A special summer drive of the Dallas Morning News Charities aims to help. The drive, which launches Monday and runs through June 27, is working to raise $30,000 to benefit six nonprofits that feed children during the summer months. At $1 per meal, that’s 30,000 meals. The summer drive is a first for the organization, which normally runs its major campaign from November through January. This year’s winter effort raised $1.2 million from nearly 1,600 donors. It benefited 20 nonprofits that feed the hungry; house homeless families, children and runaway teenagers; and help others pay the bills.

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