Billionaire filmmaker Tyler Perry recently donated boxes of Thanksgiving food and gift cards to 5000 families. Thousands of people jammed roads for miles on Sunday, November 22nd in an effort to get the items.
Tyler Perry Studios had earlier announced he had enough boxes of canned vegetables and $25 gift cards for 5,000 families to drive through and pick up. The event was tagged #TPSGiving.
“First come, first serve of 5,000 families while supplies last. We wish that we could feed everyone in need.” a poster for the event read.
The line started forming Saturday 21st November and at one point stretched for 5 miles south of downtown Atlanta, media outlets reported. Volunteers in protective equipment were handing out the food and gift cards.
It’s the latest show of generosity by Perry, who in April paid for groceries for high-risk and senior shoppers at 29 Winn-Dixie stores across Louisiana and 44 Kroger stores in Atlanta.
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In 2018, he paid off nearly $500,000 in layaway balances at Atlanta-area Walmarts.
“If you have a layaway at either place and it was in there as of 9:30 this morning, then I have paid for all of your layaways for Christmas. So Merry Christmas. I know it’s hard times and a lot of people are struggling. I’m just really really grateful to be able to be in a situation to do this. So God bless you. Go get your stuff.” Tyler Perry said in an Instagram video at that time.