For a few minutes on Tuesday morning, relief finally flickered across the face of Hosea Feed the Hungry executive director Elisabeth Omilami.

For weeks, the Atlanta charity started in 1971 by Omilami’s father, civil rights icon Hosea Williams, has battled bare shelves. There’s been a steady uptick in folks needing food from the nonprofit as the economy has headed further and further south.

Tyler Perry

But Tuesday morning, Atlanta director/writer/producer/actor Tyler Perry showed up with a Publix truck full of food to feed more than 1,000 families for two weeks.

“When you feed the hungry, you become that job,” Omilami told Buzz. “It follows you home every night. So many people are struggling just to pay their rent and put gas in their cars right now. It’s wonderful to have Tyler stand with us again as he did in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He understands our needs because he’s been there.”


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