Orange County schools open doors to feed residents recovering from Hurricane Irma

By: Christian Bruey

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Schools in Orange County may be closed in the wake of Hurricane Irma, but some still have their doors open to distribute food to residents still working to recover from the storm.

Yvonne Floyd has been watching her four grandchildren while school has been out.

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Her power was still out Thursday and while she has plenty of water, food has been harder to come by.

“Everything that we’ve bought before the storm is all gone,” Floyd said. “So, we’re trying to see if we can get it in some different places, but as of yet, nothing.”

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Floyd lives down the street from Robinswood Middle School, where about 300 children came through Thursday to pick up lunches.

Each meal came with a bottle of water, chips and a sandwich.

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“We thought it was vital, because, of course, a lot of families are without power and some folks don’t have running water and things of that nature, so we thought it was important since school was not in that we were able to serve lunches and still provide neighbors and families with food,” Robinswood Principal Nicole Jefferson said.

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