AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — Octavia Spencer may be an Academy Award-winning actor, but she’s never forgotten where she came from.

On Wednesday, Spencer announced she would be providing free meals for students at Auburn University throughout finals week. She teamed up with the Student Affairs office to help make finals week a little less stressful for her fellow Tigers.

Spencer, who grew up in Montgomery, graduated from Auburn in 1994 with a degree in English and theater arts.

She won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her supporting role for the 2011 film “The Help.” Spencer also received nominations for her roles in 2016’s “Hidden Figures” and 2017’s “The Shape of Water,” but she first got her start in 1996.

Octavia Spencer’s full statement can be watched in the video below.

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