The Store, a free grocery store founded by Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley, is switching up its model “in light of changing times.”
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the superstar revealed that The Store is mobilizing delivery to assist the elderly who are considered at high risk when it comes to the coronavirus.
“We have decided to change the way we do things a bit,” Paisley explained in a video posted to Instagram. “We are mobilizing a group of volunteers to deliver groceries, one week’s groceries, to elderly people that should not be out shopping on their own during these times.”
Paisley urged viewers to contact The Store if they know any elderly people in the Nashville area who are in need of groceries at this time.
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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 Wednesday’s/Thursdays. If anyone needs to be included on this list, we urge them to contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Created by the Paisley’s, in collaboration with Brad’s alma mater Belmont University, The Store’s purpose is to provide fresh and nonperishable food items to low-income families and individuals at no charge.
Brad and Kimberly recently shared the news that The Store was able to open early and that they have been able to expand the reach of their services thanks to volunteers, partners and donors.
“The Store has been able to open earlier than anticipated,” the couple recently revealed. “We can now serve the needs of the community beyond the initial scope of our original mission. In conjunction with our referral partners, those affected by the recent tornados and coronavirus outbreak can receive aid for the road to recovery.”
For more information, visit TheStore.org.