Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley Break Ground on “Free Grocery Store” in Nashville

Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley Break Ground on “Free Grocery Store” in Nashville

Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley have teamed with Belmont University and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to open The Store—a free grocery store—in Nashville.

On April 3, Brad and Kimberly helped break ground on the non-profit project. Brad even got behind the controls of a backhoe to do some digging.

We are happy to announce we broke ground on THE STORE today!!” said Kimberly via Instagram. “I loved seeing so much support from the community and meeting some of the people we will hopefully be able to serve with our free grocery (Yes clearly I need to work on my hard hat skillz. Good thing I’ll leave the building to the professionals at @jandsconstruction. Become a part of The Store with our brick campaign!”

The Store will operate as a year-round free grocery store that allows people to shop for their basic needs. Clients will be given the opportunity to come to The Store for a one-year period. There is no charge to those referred or to the people and agencies that send them. They may shop for food to supplement their income during times of crisis and as they work toward self-sufficiency.

Brad and Kimberly were inspired to get involved in the Nashville project after volunteering at a similar organization, Unity Shoppe, in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The Store, which is located at 2005 12th Ave. S. next to Belmont University’s Ministry Center, hopes to serve 3,000 people per year.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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