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Information on food shelters in the Richmond area

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)-NBC12 is on your side to help you get through Irene's aftermath. Many NBC12 viewers have been posting questions to the Facebook page.

There are many locations in the area set up to offer food to people who are still being inconvenienced by the storm.

The Arthur Ashe Center on North Boulevard is opening at Five each night now through Friday. You can get a bite to eat, charge your electronics such as your cell phone of your lap top. It is also being used as an overnight shelter.

The city also has sites set up just for meals including the Salvation Army on West Grace Street, R-Cap on Oliver Hill Way and Conrad Center also on Oliver Hill Way.

The city says it could add more resources if the need is there. The Red Cross and the city of Petersburg will be opening a feeding shelter Tuesday. It's at Vernon Johns Junior High on Homestead Drive right next to the high school/ 

Lunch is at noon and dinner at five Tuesday.

The YMCA is offering free shower use to anyone without power needing a warm shower.

Showers aren't available at the Tuckahoe Family YMCA because it doesn't have power and the Chickahominy and Petersburg family locations are closed for maintenance. You can call 649-9622 for more details.

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