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Tyler Perry was in the giving mood this weekend -- as Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta welcomed thousands of cars for a food giveaway Sunday morning.

More than 5,000 families came from all over to get in line at the food drive giveaway that the studio dubbed TPSGiving.

Tyler Perry and co. gave away 100,000 pounds of non-perishable food as well as gift cards to the first 5,000 families to pull up to their grounds in southwest Atlanta on Sunday.

The cars started arriving as early as Saturday afternoon, and the line of cars only grew bigger going into Sunday -- with the food drive going from 8 AM ET to noon.

Traffic backed up all along the surrounding freeway, TMZ reported.

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Tyler's staff wore hazmat suits and PPE as they handed out care packages of food at the curbside pickup, and everyone receiving a care package was asked to wear masks.

Tyler's charitable deeds are nothing new around these parts. Tyler's done everything from tipping local restaurant staff -- with upwards of $20,000 plus -- and also picked up the tabs of grocery shoppers in NOLA and Atlanta earlier this year.

Watch 11 Alive's video footage of the food drive below.
 

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A North Texas food bank distributed 600,000 pounds of food to 25,000 hungry people this past weekend.

CBS News reports thousands of cars lined up on a Dallas street, "stretching as far as the eye can see."

Saturday's food distribution was the "largest-ever" food giveaway according to the NTFB. Aerial footage by CBS News show several lanes of cars stretched miles down the street.

CBS News interviewed residents who lost their jobs and unemployment assistance.

Samantha Woods, a Dallas resident told CBS, "I see blessings coming to us 'cause we all struggling. And I appreciate North Texas helping us out."

Another Dallas resident, Cynthia Cutler, said, "I haven't been working since December, can't find a job. They cut my unemployment. It's a real big deal."

NTSB President Trisha Cunningham told CNN she is proud of her team "for providing some hope and care during these extraordinary times."

She added: "It was quite a humbling scene to see so many in need."