ATLANTA – Lines leading to Tyler Perry Studios stretched for miles in several directions Sunday morning as people patiently waited to grab non-perishable items and gift cards.
The event was called #TPSGiving and promised to feed 5,000 families on Sunday between 8 and dinner.
“Even though we wish we could feed everyone in need, we are closing the line for the 5,000. family, ”read the description of the event, prompting the early arrival of hundreds of cars.
FOX 5 spoke to the first person in line, Jeanette Walton, who arrived at 6 p.m. 1
“I have been blessed in where my job has allowed me to work from home, but I have still had other family members who have lost jobs and have had to move in,” Walton explained. “That’s really why I’m here, because when you have to take on the burdens of others, you find yourself in need.”
Food drive is, unlike years before, set up as a drive-up event to help slow the spread of the virus.
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People are asked to wear their masks when communicating with volunteers, and TPS limits each car to two families.
This is a series of lots of generous efforts from the media mogul this year.
Tyler Perry gave $ 21,000 in tips to servers at one of his favorite restaurants battling the pandemic, picking up the flags for high-risk and senior buyers at 44 Krogers in metro Atlanta.
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