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Rita Ordonez awarded “Flash of Silver”

Nov 25th, 2014 | Category: News

MOUNT VERNON – Community Action of Skagit County’s Community Food Access Manager, Rita Ordonez, won the “Flash of Silver” award Nov. 4 at the Lincoln Theatre. The award is given each year to a person whose qualities help to nourish children and families in Skagit. The award certificate described Rita’s work as follows: “Rita exhibits essential qualities of service to those who are left out of the normal food supply chain: She leads with compassion, commitment, and consistency.  She turns up at the side of those on the fringe. Add to these her gift of team management and administration, Rita models the way to those called to help make our community life a ‘flash of silver’ for those who seek to make our world a happier, better nourished place.” Community Action of Skagit County celebrated its 35th anniversary with a screening of the documentary, A Place at the Table, on Nov. at the Lincoln Theatre highlighting the realities of hunger in today’s America. The Flash of Silver award was conceived by Graham Kerr, the author and television cooking host (aka “The Galloping Gourmet”) who lives locally and created in conjunction with his work with the 1095 Skagit initiative that grew out of a gathering attending the celebration of the 2011 remodel and expansion of Community Action’s Food Distribution Center.

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