On December 11, 2015, ten attorneys and professionals from Segal McCambridge’s Michigan office spent the day at Forgotten Harvest in Detroit bagging 8,000 pounds of potatoes for Detroit-area families in need. This is the fourth consecutive year the firm’s Michigan team has participated in this holiday activity.
“The most rewarding part of volunteering is knowing that the food we are packaging is going directly to food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and group homes for Metro-Detroit families and individuals who wouldn’t normally have access to fresh, healthy food because it is either unavailable or unaffordable to them,” says Legal Secretary Kelly Solak, who organized the event this year. “It is also an opportunity for our office to get together outside of the work environment and interact in a relaxed, fun environment while helping the community.”
Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 and assists 280 agencies throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. The organization rescues 41 million pounds of food annually by collecting surplus prepared and perishable foods from 800 sources, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies and farmers. Forgotten Harvest then delivers the food to agencies throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.
This year’s Segal McCambridge volunteers included Kelly Solak, Amy Johnson, Hilary Haber, Alan Taylor, Micki Rubenstein, Trish Basiaga, Lisa Slicker, Lauren Saad, Mark Steiner and Eric Conn. The Michigan office plans to continue this tradition once again during the holidays in 2016.