The countdown to alleviate hunger and homelessness in North Texas begins today. It’s as easy as 3-2-1!

Together we are making a difference in the lives of our North Texas neighbors in need.

For nearly 40 years, The Dallas Morning News Charities has made an impact in the North Texas community through the generous support and commitment of our Dallas Morning News readers and donors. Through the years, we have collaborated with over 75 different nonprofits that have been on the frontlines in the fight against homelessness and hunger issues. Each organization strives to help put food on the table and a roof over the heads of our neighbors in need.

The gifts of over 80,000 donors have provided $38.5 Million to support the efforts of our charity partners. This translates into more services, more programs and more changed lives. To ensure every dollar is stretched the farthest to serve our neighbors; The Dallas Morning News covers the administrative costs so that 100% of tax-deductible donations go directly to these recipient agencies.

 If you’d like to learn more about our amazing charity partners, click here.

Are you interested in contributing? That’s awesome! Please click here.  Checks are gratefully accepted too. Please send to The Dallas Morning News Charities, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, TX 75225.

Thank you! You are helping change lives.

Give today so that children can eat this summer

Thousands of children across North Texas will go hungry this summer without the help of people like you.  It’s heartbreaking to think that low-income students in our communities rely on free- and reduced-priced lunches at public schools for their only nutritious meal of the day.  It’s crucial that our community ensures that these children continue to have access to healthy meals as the school year comes to a close in a few short weeks.

In an effort to reach its $80,000 fundraising goal, The Dallas Morning News Charities is launching its annual Kids Summer Feeding campaign to provide meals for food-insecure children in North Texas this summer. The campaign runs from May 8 to July 21 with a goal to raise $80,000 to fill the gap left by the absence of school lunches.

Partnering with 9 local nonprofit organizations, The Dallas Morning News Charities will provide meals, snacks or bags of groceries to those in need during the summer months -traditionally the slowest donation period of the year – your donation is critical to making a difference.

The local nonprofit organizations donations will support include All Community Outreach, Brother Bill’s Helping Hand, Cornerstone Community Development Corporation, Crossroads Community Services, Frisco Family Services, Mission Oak Cliff, Samaritan Inn, Sharing Life Community Outreach and Wilkinson Center.

To donate or learn more about the DMN Charities and the Kids Summer Feeding program, visit 100% of every donation goes directly to providing meals for children in need in North Texas this summer. Let’s all do our part to keep kids healthy and well-fed this summer.


Brother Bill’s Helping Hands’ Kids’ Summer Feeding Program

The Calderon family have been in the United States for 3 years and have struggled to provide for their family Before moving to the U.S., both parents were engineers in Mexico but are unable to utilize their degree or experience to qualify for a job here. Dulce, the mother, is working hard to learn English in order to obtain a higher paying job. Her husband works delivering food to schools and restaurants. Just having one income is very difficult for the family of 5, especially given their advanced education levels in Mexico. However, they wanted a better life for their boys in the U.S. and are working hard to achieve their dreams.

While Dulce is learning English, she has become very involved at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand attending programs and leading other moms. She facilitates the ARK program at BBHH, a faith-based parent support group, attends Exercise Class, receives 80+ pounds of groceries at our Grocery Store twice a month, attends job training classes to further her professional skills, and more.

In addition, Dulce works hard to care of their three boys, Marco, Gael, and Gerardo and they are very involved in BBHH activities like Soccer Camp, Art Camp, Vacation Bible School, Basketball Camp, Camp Ozark, and more. Dulce shared, “Summers can be very tough for our family because the kids aren’t getting two free lunches a day at school. We love coming to BBHH because we know that twice a month at Grocery Store and at the kids’ programs, the boys will receive lunches. They are healthy and filling and such a blessing to our family.”

Dulce also now regularly brings her two nieces and nephew to BBHH along with her boys to partake in the summer programs and lunches to help her extended family. She is so grateful for the extra support her family receives for meals and more during the summer.

Last year, Brother Bill’s Helping Hand distributed 4,000 lunches to kids and 3,000 of those were during the summer.

While Brother Bill’s Helping Hands can’t reach all hungry children YET, hundreds of children in our service area, like Dulce and her family are smiling and happy with full tummies all summer long. The program is made possible by local donations and sponsors like Dallas Morning News Charities.

May we count on you to help others like Dulce? Please visit to donate today.

ACO Kids’ Summer Feeding Program

Erika is a mother of 4 who relies on Allen Community Outreach’s Kids Summer Food Program. Erika lost her job three years ago, and has struggled to feed her children.“ACO’s Kids Summer Food Program helped my family tremendously last summer. If I did not have ACO’s help with our groceries during the summer when the kids are home, I would have to stretch my food to feed them all,” said Erika.

Her children range in age from 4 years old to 12.  Her oldest daughter has cerebral palsy. Her 6 year old was diagnosed with autism. Faced with 4 hungry children can be a daily struggle when there is not enough food in the house. But with two children with special needs, Erika’s challenges are even greater.

Providing bags of kid-friendly and healthy groceries for children all summer long helps relieve some of Erika’s stress. Her cereal-loving 6 year old is happy with boxes to choose from each morning for breakfast. Her youngest two children are thriving thanks to the fresh fruits they receive in their bags. Lunches are just as easy with the items they receive that are easy to prepare and favorites of all kids.

ACO’s Kids Summer Food Program provides more than 1,000 free bags of healthy, easy-to-prepare breakfast and lunch foods during the summer months for Collin County children whose household resources are limited. These children are part of the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program at public schools.

While ACO can’t reach all hungry children YET, hundreds of children in our service area, like Erika and her family are smiling and happy with full tummies all summer long. The program is made possible by local donations and sponsors like Dallas Morning News Charities.

May we count on you to help others like Erika? Please visit to donate today.

North Texas Food Bank: Summer Feeding Program

The North Texas Food Bank


NTFB’s summer feeding program not only provides breakfast to children enrolled in daycare, we provide backpacks of kid-friendly food for the weekend, and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to keep them healthy while on vacation. Here is an example of how your support helps kids in our community.

 A site coordinator from one of our sites reported that prior to registering a set of second grade twins on the backpack program, Casey and Jamie* came in every morning complaining about being hungry, and they cried easily with any minor issues or problems. Their dad is not in the picture anymore, and mom has a really hard time financially. As they received their first backpacks full of food, Casey and Jamie both gave me a huge hug and thanked me.  They smile every time they receive a backpack, and it has made a huge difference in their ability to cope with life’s challenges.

Order a meal. Give a meal.

Order a meal from select restaurants today only, June 19 between 11 AM – 9 PM, on the Favor Dallas app and $1 of each purchase will benefit The Dallas Morning News Charities’ Kids Summer Feeding Campaign. Participating restaurants include:

  • Big Guys Chicken and Rice
  • Bowls & Tacos
  • Christie’s Sports Bar
  • Cinco Taco Bar
  • Fadi’s Mediterranean
  • Greenz
  • Kozy Kitchen
  • Modern Market
  • MoMo’s Pasta
  • Pōk The Raw Bar
  • Sapa House
  • Southpaw’s Organic Grill
  • Stackhouse Burger
  • Tacodeli
  • Unleavened Fresh Kitchen
  • Urban Caphe
  • Zoës Kitchen

This summer, The Dallas Morning News Charities is supporting six local organizations that help provide nutritious meals to children whose lives are thrown in disarray when school is on break. According to the North Texas Food Bank, $1 equals one nutritious meal.

So essentially, ordering a meal with Favor today provides a meal for a North Texas child in need. It’s a win-win. Click the button below to download the Favor app and order a meal to give a meal today!

Click to Download Favor