Let Us Eat, Please was founded by late James L. Cooper when he learned from his daughter, a teacher, about our New Jersey children who regularly attended school hungry. Jim, who had already devoted much of his time advocating for community, civil rights, and philanthropic causes, formed ‘Let Us Eat – Please’ just after his 82nd birthday. Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law is grateful and pleased to be in a position to continue the work of ‘Let Us Eat – Please’ in memory and honor of its founding partner.
Starting with just one school district, the ‘Let Us Eat – Please’ program has expanded each year to include additional area districts. Every two weeks over the course of summer, families, identified by the school as needing assistance, receive a 30-pound box of groceries, valued at more than $40, at no cost to them. Last summer, the group served enough food to make more than 25,000 meals to families in Atlantic County towns where there is a high percentage of students in the federal meal program
About Community FoodBank
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey fights hunger and poverty in the state by assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions. We engage, educate and empower all sectors of society in the battle. Working together with volunteers, donors and our many partners, we work to fill the emptiness caused by hunger with Food, Help and Hope.
More than 67,000 residents in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties struggle with hunger. The weakening of traditional sources of employment, including fishing, farming and tourism, has contributed to the stagnant economic climate and the dire challenges many South Jersey families face. Our Southern Branch in Egg Harbor Township works to alleviate hunger through an array of feeding programs and collaborations with more than 300 community partners.
We believe all children, no matter their socio-economic-status,
deserve a meal on their table.