This is pretty awesome! I’d love to see other Country Artists follow suit!
Country singer Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley (aka Annie Banks from Father of the Bride) are teaming up with Belmont University in Nashville to open, The Store. This will be a modern version of a food bank set up as a grocery store.
“This is a grocery store with dignity for people who have fallen on hard times,” said 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.” (Source: The Tennessean).
The Store will provide groceries, including fresh foods, to those in need for a full year. There is also plans to set up a toy aisle during the holiday season which they will stock with donated items.
Brad and Kimberly were inspired to help by a similar operation in Santa Barbara, California, where they took their 2 songs to volunteer.
There is currently a campaign to raise the estimated $1.2 million needed to build The Store, and the Paisleys made a donation to kick off the campaign.