Brad Paisley and his wife actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley have teamed with Belmont University to open a grocery store for those in need in Nashville. The Tennessean notes that The Store, as it is known, is a modern version of a food pantry that is set up like a free grocery store. “This is a grocery store with dignity for people who have fallen on hard times,” says Paisley, president of The Store’s board of trustees. “All of us are one unforeseen disaster away from rock bottom. It’s nice to think about a place where when that happens to someone, they can use it to get back on their feet.” The Store will partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and other organizations to provide fresh and nonperishable groceries, as well as toys during the holiday season, to people in need for one year. Customers will be referred by nonprofit and government agencies.
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