Law Offices of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman Partner with Forgotten Harvest to Feed Detroit Families in Need

Law Offices of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman Partner with Forgotten Harvest to Feed Detroit Families in Need

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 1:00pm


CONTENT: Press Release

DETROIT, Nov. 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The team of experienced lawyers at Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. has teamed up with Forgotten Harvest, Metro Detroit’s only food rescue operation, to help feed Metro Detroit’s food-insecure individuals and families. Through its participation in CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program, the law offices of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman will fund needed equipment upgrades and food supplies to support Forgotten Harvest’s food rescue and distribution efforts.

Forgotten Harvest relieves hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus food – both prepared and perishable – and donating it to emergency food providers. Forgotten Harvest’s operations allow local nonprofits to serve more of the underserved and deliver fresh food directly into pockets of communities that have few or no emergency food providers.

Funding provided by Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. will purchase heavy machinery for Forgotten Harvest’s warehouse operations and agricultural supplies needed to support the distribution of fresh produce to the Detroit community.  

Volunteers from Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. celebrated this contribution today by gathering at Liberty Family Outreach to help pass out food to members of the local community. Hosts of today’s event included Gene B. Zamler, Managing Partner from Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. and Marc Berke, Senior Director of Major Gifts from Forgotten Harvest.

“For over 47 years, Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman P.C. at 1-800-LAWYERS has been helping injured people and those in need, the underdog, the overlooked, and those who have just been forgotten,” said Gene Zamler, Managing Partner at Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. “I am grateful we can team up with Forgotten Harvest to help others in need.”

“Forgotten Harvest is thrilled to receive such wonderful support from Zamler, Mellen and Shiffman, P.C.,” said Marc Berke, Senior Director of Major Gifts for Forgotten Harvest. “Through their generosity we will be able to help provide over 100,000 meals to families throughout metro Detroit.  This gift comes at an important time around the holidays when the need for fresh, healthy food is so important for families who are experiencing food insecurity.  We are honored to have the members of Zamler, Mellen and Shiffman, P.C. recognize this need in our community and act on it in such a meaningful way.”

“Thanks to the generous financial support provided by Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C., more families in need will have access to nutritious meals,” said Paul Polizzotto, president and founder of CBS EcoMedia. “It has been exciting to watch these two organizations come together to support the Detroit community.”


About Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C.

Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. has been defending victims of personal injury cases in Michigan since our establishment in 1969. Over the years, our Michigan personal injury lawyers have helped over 150,000 people and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of negligence. Our Michigan social security disability attorneys know how to navigate through the complex paths necessary to get results for ill and injured people who need benefits. Call us today for a free consultation at 1-800-LAWYERS or visit


About Forgotten Harvest

Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest rescued 41 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from 800 locations, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 280 emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. Learn more about Forgotten Harvest and how to help drive hunger from our community at


About CBS EcoMedia Inc.

At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002.  In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media. 

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.  In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit, like us at or follow us at

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities.  EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.

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Press Contact:

Theresa Schieber, CBS EcoMedia