Freemason Brad Paisley, Wife Open Free Nashville Grocery Store for Those in Need
Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are partnering with Belmont University to open The Store, a free grocery store in Nashville. The Store, which will be located at 2005 12th Ave. South, will be a food pantry modeled as a grocery store.
Paisley, the president of The Store’s board of trustees, told The Tennessean that the purpose of the grocery store is to help those who’ve fallen on difficult times by treating them with kindness and dignity.
“This is a grocery store with dignity for people who have fallen on hard times,” Paisley told The Tennessean. “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.”
Partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, The Store will offer fresh and non-perishable foods to those in need for one year. Non-profit organizations and government agencies will refer customers to The Store.