Brad Paisley & Wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley to Open Free Grocery Store in Nashville

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Brad Paisley attends the 2017 a funny thing happened on the way to cure Parkinson's benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation at the Hilton New York on Nov. 11, 2017 in New York City. 

Country singer Brad Paisley and wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are partnering with Belmont University to open a free grocery store in Nashville.   

The Tennessean reports in a Tuesday (Oct. 2) story that the store will be set up like a modern food pantry and serve both fresh and nonperishable groceries to individuals in need for one year. Eligible customers will need to be referred by a nonprofit or government agency. The goal is to serve roughly 3,000 people per year.

   

The Paisleys say they were inspired to launch the idea after volunteering at a similar organization around Thanksgiving. Construction on the site is scheduled for 2019 dependent on the project securing enough funding of $1.2 million, with the Paisleys making the initial donation.