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Tyler Perry, Paula Deen donate thousands to Atlanta charities

Just in time for Thanksgiving, filmmaker Tyler Perry and Food Network personality and author Paula Deen are making sizable gifts to area hunger relief organizations.

Deen and representatives from Smithfield Foods will be here Monday to deliver more than 25,000 pounds of protein to Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless.

“We want to get as much food as possible to as many needy families as possible,” Deen said.

Meanwhile, Perry is supplying the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless each with a $50,000 donation of food and a $25,000 contribution toward operating expenses.

“There are so many people who need so much more this year, and Tyler Perry’s generous donation will make a big difference in so many lives,” said executive director Elisabeth Omilami.

Taking a cue from the boss, the cast and crew of “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” are donating more than 2,250 pounds of edibles to area food banks.

“Tyler Perry’s support could not come at a better time,” said Atlanta Community Food Bank executive director Bill Bolling.

11 comments Add your comment


November 20th, 2009
5:05 pm

God Bless them ! Good to hear.


November 20th, 2009
8:21 pm

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I went to see Tyler Perry’s new stage play Laugh to Keep from Crying. I think I could have wrote that play in 20 minutes. Tyler Perry had to have written that play in one day. I just did not find in heart, meaning behind all the singing. I think most of Tyler Perry’s movies are just words with zero meaning.
I think we just got pulled in – into having more black movies and overlooked the fact that most of Tyler Perry movies are not good -there just loud.

When I was watching the stage play I thought there is zero con. to the audiences.

thank you

November 23rd, 2009
8:51 am

Thank you, Tyler, for never forgetting.


November 23rd, 2009
2:16 pm

sherry…, what’s your point? this article was about his giving to charity, not his plays! have you reached out to the homeless this year? if u have, good for u. if u haven’t, thanks for t. perry. if u don’t like his plays, that’s your perogative. but why are u trying to down a man for helping someone else? did u have anything to say about paula’s shows??? thought not! this is all about t. perry for you, and your dislike for what he does, even though it shouldn’t be affecting you. i bet you have this relationship with all men, u hate them like the plague!!!!


November 24th, 2009
7:26 am

Everything that Tyler has done is absolutely amazing!!!, keep us laughing.


November 24th, 2009
11:46 am

You are a very good man Mr. Perry…May the blessings of God continue to rain on you. The word says that laughter doeth good like a medicine…what you do is medicine for many. I thank God for you!


November 24th, 2009
2:38 pm

May God continually bless you Ms.Deen & Mr. Perry. Ms.Deen & Mr. Perry for your donations to the local organizations. And again Mr. Perry for your $MillionDollar donation to the NAACP. God blessed the both of you so that you might bless others. Keep up the good work.


November 24th, 2009
5:38 pm

Sherry…these posts are about the generosity and thoughtfulness that Tyler and Paula have extended to our community. Your negativity is neither helpful or needed. What have your contributions been to help those less fortunate?


November 24th, 2009
11:21 pm

I join others in thanking Tyler, Paula and the crew and staff of the House of Payne and Meet the Brown’s for their generosity. Especially at this critical time with record levels of underemployment and unemployment the need for charitable giving is magnified. These gifts exemplfy the best of our community. Many thanks.

Priscilla Rothery

December 28th, 2009
4:59 pm

That’s wonder you are giving back to the African-American community
Some people say I am crazy for e-mailing you because you are so busy. I am a dreamer and I try to make my dreams and others come true. I went to see all of your play when they came to Greenville, SC. I thought they were funny to told a special message about my
best friend Jesus. On Jan. 2, 2010 @ 6:00 Campfield Baptist Church will be putting on a play for the second time. I saw the first showing and it was funny and told a message about my best friend. Tyler please go see the play. I promise this want be a waste of your time. I am just a school teacher who loves Jesus and wants everyone to be blessed.

Priscilla Rothery

Leona Mae Lightburn

July 27th, 2010
2:38 pm

May the blessings of God be upon Paula Deen and Tyler Perry! There are so many wealthy people who are in a position to give, and help others BUT won’t. God has been so good to them, and yet they close their eyes to the widows, fatherless, single mothers, and the homeless. (and so have some churches). God wants to know if in these troubled times if we can love each other the way He told us to. Are there ANY others that are willing to STAND IN THE GAP? Please continue to pray for the less fortunate. God Bless every saint!