Tyler Perry is continuing to give back to his Atlanta community.
The media mogul, 50, gifted 1,000 Kroger gift cards to those living in Atlanta, Georgia with help from police officers at the Atlanta Police Department who went door to door in neighborhoods to hand them out.
“This is about the community that I love, that I live in and work in,” Perry said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “This is about good people who are in need of a hand up not a hand out.”
He continued, “This is about the good police officers who do their job well every day some of which are my personal friends. 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 added.
Last month, Perry donated a van to an Atlanta women’s organization that provides hygiene products to people experiencing homelessness.