According to sources, a Thanksgiving donation rally in Atlanta, Georgia and hosted by Tyler Perry provided meals to over 5,000 families on Sunday.
The event was announced last Thursday and was located at Tyler Perry Studios and made the promise that they would have enough $25 gift cards and cans for up to 5,000 families.
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
It was also revealed that the studio ran out of food inside a 2-hour window due to overwhelming demand. It was mentioned by a Emilie Ikeda, an affiliate reporter for Fox that the first car arrived at 3p.m. a day in advance with the line expanding until the donations began on Sunday stretching across downtown Atlanta for 5-miles. Protective equipment was also worn by the Volunteers helping out.
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
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