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Community effort feeds hundreds after Hurricane Irma

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The City of Sarasota is teaming up with several non-profits to feed people that are still without power in Newtown.

Saran Devaughn is among the thousands of Suncoast residents still dealing with life without air conditioning, refrigeration and lights.

"My children and I have been without power for four days. Everything in our deep freezer went bad," said Devaughn.

Operation Jump Start and the All Faiths Food Bank are among the groups who came to the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex to help feed at least 500 people. The Booker High School football team was also on hand to help serve meals.

"We're part of the community, with football they come out to support our games so when they're down we have to help the community also," said Booker High player, Talik Keaton. 

In addition, charging stations and child play areas have also been set up at the center.