- Tyler Perry has been very helpful to people most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- In Atlanta, he gave away 1000 Kroger gift cards of $50 each distributed by the Atlanta Police Department to people in need.
- In New Orleans, he paid for the groceries of high-risk and senior customers in 29 stores of Winn-Dixie.
American actor and director Tyler Perry never forgets to take care of his adopted city — Atlanta.
On Thursday morning he gave away 1,000 Kroger gift cards that cost $50 each through the efforts of the Atlanta Police Department who distributed them to people in need, says Perry’s spokesperson.
“This is about the community that I love, that I live and work in. This is about good people who are in need of a hand up not a hand out. This is about the good police officers who do their job well everyday some of which are my personal friends,” Perry said.
“This is about trying to bridge unity in a city that adopted me and held me up high enough to reach my own branch on the tree of success. I love Atlanta and its people!”
Perry’s kindness is well known and this is not the first time he reached out to help.
In April, he shouldered the expenses of the groceries for the senior and high-risk customers of Winn-Dixie’s 29 store locations in New Orleans. He also did the same in the 44 Kroger stores in Atlanta.
The customers at Winn-Dixie were shocked upon receiving a note that says “Random Act of Kindness,” and then they learned that their groceries were already paid for by the generous benefactor.
The artist’s generosity is a huge help especially to those who are experiencing food insecurity during this difficult time of the pandemic.
“The demand is unprecedented and unlike any challenge that we’ve faced in food bank history in the United States. We’ve really never seen the level of need that we’re seeing now, and having seen it come about as quickly as it’s come about, it’s been a real shock,” the CEO at Feeding America, Katie Fitzgerald, told NBC News.
“It’s been a perfect storm in that the demand has been unprecedented and the supply of food has been pretty significantly disrupted.”
God bless you more, Tyler!