Tyler Perry gave away food and gift cards to thousands of families in Atlanta, Georgia, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The 51-year-old actor’s studio announced on social media that it would be holding the drive-thru giveaway to families in the area on a first-come first-serve basis during the pandemic. The post was noted by Fox News in a piece published Monday. (RELATED: Tyler Perry Leaves $21,000 Tip At A Houston’s Location In Atlanta)
“We are excited to announce the #TPSGiving Food Giveaway event on Sunday, November 22nd from 8:00am to 12:00pm,” a tweet from the studio read.
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“During this drive-up event we will be distributing non-perishable food items and gift cards to people who are in need during this holiday season,” the tweet added. “See you there!”
We are excited to announce the #TPSGiving Food Giveaway event on Sunday, November 22nd from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
During this drive-up event we will be distributing non-perishable food items and gift cards to people who are in need during this holiday season. See you there! pic.twitter.com/kQH2DvwNYp
— Tyler Perry Studios (@TPstudios) November 19, 2020
Families in need stood in long lines to get the non-perishable items and received a $25 food gift card to help them get what they need in time for the holiday on Thursday. (RELATED: Tyler Perry Plays Santa Claus, Paying More Than $400K Worth Of Holiday Shoppers Layaway Tabs)
The piece noted, that the actor‘s drive-thru donation started at 8 a.m. and by 10 a.m. everything had been given away from the superstar‘s studio.
The first car in line got here at 3pm…YESTERDAY. #TPSGiving starts at 8am. Already, lines extend miles long, causing back-ups on Langford Pkwy and I-20.@TPstudios will be giving away non-perishables and gift cards to 5K families.
People tell me, the need is greater than ever pic.twitter.com/ntoBGfaZTk
— Emilie Ikeda (@EmilieIkedaFOX5) November 22, 2020
Due to the coronavirus, people were encouraged to stay in their cars and all who participated were asked to wear masks and practice social distancing.