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Brad Paisley Breaks Ground on Free Grocery Store


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Brad Paisley is addressing the issue of hunger head-on by opening a grocery store where everything is free.


The country singer and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have partnered with his alma mater Belmont University to construct the grocery store, which will be named The Store.

According to the Associated Press, Paisley and his wife got the idea after volunteering at a similar store in Santa Barbara, California. Construction on The Store, which will be located on Belmont’s campus, should be completed by the end of the year.


“Hunger and food insecurity is a real issue in Nashville,” said Williams-Paisley. “One in seven people deal with food insecurity. That means they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. And it’s even worse for kids, one in five children.”

“We really want to get people before this is a major crisis,” Williams-Paisley said of the store which will operate like a real grocery store, minus any money changing hands. “We want to help people in this gap where they are trying to get back on their feet.”


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