When Jim Cooper, a retired attorney, learned that kids in his own town of Ventnor, New Jersey sometimes go to bed hungry in the summer months because they don’t have the benefit of free or reduced-price meals at school during summer break, he decided to do something about it. Starting with just one school district three years ago, the ‘Let Us Eat, Please’ program expanded to five school districts this year. Every two weeks over the course of the summer, families that have been identified by the school as needing assistance received a 30 pound box of groceries, valued at more than $40, at no cost to them. It’s made possible by the dedication of Jim and his many friends and supporters, including the new ‘Let Us Eat, Please’ Chairman of the Board, Ken Calemmo of Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law. “I love seeing the gratitude in their eyes when I give them the box,” states Jim. “They are so appreciative!” Read more in the attached excerpt from the Community FoodBank’s Summer 2014 newsletter.