The Hollywood Reporter reports:
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 south of downtown Atlanta, media outlets reported. Volunteers in protective equipment were handing out the food and gift cards.
Just talked to an out-of-work single mom facing eviction from her apartment in Atlanta. She’s been waiting in line since 6pm *last night* to receive groceries and a gift card from Tyler Perry. A flyer for the event said the line will “close at the 5000th family.” https://t.co/IHpTacH3uI
— Brian Goldstone (@brian_goldstone) November 22, 2020
THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY: Media mogul Tyler Perry is helping those in need this Thanksgiving by offering groceries and gift cards to 5,000 families in need, with thousands lining up at his studio for a drive-thru giveaway Sunday; face masks were required. https://t.co/GyGSXkkJ3B pic.twitter.com/WO3vW0lJwP
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) November 22, 2020
— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) November 22, 2020