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Cars line up for miles for Tyler Perry Atlanta food giveaway


ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of people jammed roads for miles in Atlanta on Sunday to try to get boxes of food and gift cards donated by entertainer Tyler Perry.

Tyler Perry Studios said they had enough boxes of canned vegetables and $25 gift cards for 5,000 families to drive through and pick up.

The studio said it was out of food by 10 a.m. Sunday.

The line started forming Saturday and at one point stretched for 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of downtown Atlanta, media outlets reported.

Volunteers in protective equipment were handing out the food and gift cards.

Tyler Perry openly speaks of being homeless before becoming a billionaire with a fortune that now includes his mega-production studio.

This isn’t the only way Perry has given back to his community recently. During the pandemic, Perry has helped local residents with his random acts of kindness.


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