Country singer Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly recently opened up a supermarket called The Store. They offer free groceries for people in need. Now, they are extending it and offering free grocery delivery to seniors who cannot leave their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Store is in partnership with Belmont University too.
Brad announced the change in an Instagram video this week. He said, “Well, The Store is open, but in light of how times have changed, we have decided to change the way we do things a bit. We’re mobilizing a group of volunteers to deliver groceries — one week’s groceries — to elderly people who should not be out shopping on their own in these times.”
Country star Brad Paisley and his wife are giving free groceries to seniors in need
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RepostBy @kimberlywilliamspaisley: "It’s easy to feel overwhelmed right now. But here is a little bit of good news. Due to the hard work of many dedicated volunteers, partners and donors, The Store has been able to open earlier than anticipated. We can now serve the needs of the community beyond the initial scope of our original mission. In conjunction with our referral partners, we are now also offering aid to those affected by the recent tornadoes and/or the coronavirus outbreak. The Store will be open tomorrow, Saturday from 11:00 to 5:00pm. To volunteer services or resources please visit Thestore.org . THANK YOU!! @thestore_nashville #nashvillestrong 💚 @belmontu #loveatthecore" (via #InstaRepost @AppsKottage)
Brad said they have a list of seniors in certain Nashville areas. He also asked his followers to send him names of seniors who need help but may not be on the list. If you know of anyone who needs help in the Nashville area, please email [email protected]
The Store’s website says, “The Store will operate as a year-round free grocery store allowing people to shop for their basic needs. Clients are 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.”
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#Repost @bradpaisley “So, in light of changing times, @thestore_nashville is mobilizing delivery of a week’s groceries to our elderly neighbors in Edgehill and Berry Hill on Wednesdays/Thursdays. If anyone needs to be included on this list, we urge them to contact [email protected] Also We will continue to operate regular hours 1-7 Th/F 11-5 Sat for walk ins but please bring ID and either proof of income, proof of residence, or statement of unemployment for our recently unemployed neighbors. #nashvillestrong”
Belmont University, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and other organizations help keep The Store stocked up. It is so great to see people helping others during this time!