Feeding the powerless after the storm

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For some without power, food has been hard to come by, but several charitable groups are stepping up to make sure no one has to go hungry.

Not only can folks come to the Red Cross shelter at the Orange Mound Community Center for a place to stay, but food to fill their stomachs.

Thursday evening, volunteers at the Ed Rice Community Center served around 400 of meals and said they have no plans to stop.

A woman on her fifth day without power and with three young kids at home said she can't wait to see their eyes light up when she brings home something so many of us take for granted.

"Oh my God, they're gonna be excited. I'm just so — I'm so thrilled myself, actually, you know, to have hot food to eat."

The Salvation Army is also serving lunches with the help of about 10 volunteers.

Another organization giving out hot meals is Bellevue Frayser.

A church leader there told WREG they will be serving 200 hot lunches with fresh fruit and cold water every day until power is back on.

They also plan to deliver 1,500 meals to people in their community.

Meals are also being provided by Zion Temple Church of God in Christ at 2935 Sam Cooper Boulevard from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.

Kroger will also be giving away 1,500 cases of cold water to residents in need at its Lamar Avenue location.


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