Rita K. Christian was selected to receive an award commemorating her outstanding volunteer efforts on May 9th in Lansing. Rita began volunteering for NEMCSA's food programs more than 33 years ago as the Arenac County TEFAP site manager, packing and distributing boxes of food, helping clients fill out applications, and getting the word out through marketing and advertising. Rita also volunteered in many ways that were way above and beyond the call; she would drive clients to medical appointments, deliver meals to homebound seniors and assisted with the Senior Olympics. In 2004 Rita was forced to cut back on her volunteering due to health conditions, but after 10 years she returned in good health and good spirits to pick up where she left off. Her example has inspired many NEMCSA staff and her daughter, who now helps with the agency's food programs , too! Thanks Rita for everything you do!!!!