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ATLANTIC CITY - The Captain’s Table Reception at the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show raised $58,860 for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s Southern Branch and “Let Us Eat, Please,” a free meal program that is designed to fill the gap left when school is not in session, leaving students who get free or reduced-rate breakfast and lunch without those meals.

Among the individuals presenting the check was Kenneth J. Calemmo, chief operating officer of Cooper Levenson and chairman of “Let Us Eat, Please,” a nonprofit organization started by his former colleague, James Cooper, retired partner of Cooper Levenson. The organization provides boxes of food during school vacations to families who are eligible for the federal free or reduced-fee meal program at school. Last summer, the group served more than 45,000 meals to families in Absecon, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, and Somers Point.

Richard Uniacke, executive director of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch, also was in attendance to receive the check. Bringing food, help and hope, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has been fighting hunger and poverty for over 30 years through feeding programs, employment training, nutrition education, and food distribution. More than 40 million pounds of food and groceries is distributed annually to nearly 1,200 partner charities in 17 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. These charities include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, temporary shelters, and programs for seniors and children in need including, “Let Us Eat, Please.” Fulfilling its mission to fight hunger and to engage all sectors of society in that effort, the FoodBank provides food to help feed almost 1 million hungry people throughout New Jersey each year.

Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with 67 attorneys and New Jersey offices in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill. The firm has regional offices in Bear, Del., and Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, visit www.cooperlevenson.com.

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