Thousands of families lined up for hours in Atlanta on Saturday for a chance to get a free Thanksgiving food and gift card from media mogul Tyler Perry on Sunday morning.
Cars stretched for miles in multiple directions Sunday, as thousands of families waited outside Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta for Thanksgiving food and gift cards.
The drive-up event — held at the film and TV impresario’s Tyler Perry Studios and dubbed #TPSGiving — promised to feed 5,000 families between 8 a.m. and noon.
Many people arrived in line Saturday afternoon to ensure they received the much-needed holiday assistance after organizers warned resources were limited.
“Although we wish that we could feed everyone in need, we will close the line at the 5,000th family,” the event description read.”
Jeanette Walton told FOX 5 Atlanta why she arrived at 3 p.m. Saturday – 15 hours in advance.
“I’ve been blessed in where my job has allowed me to work from