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Brad Paisley helped break ground Wednesday for The Store

Brad Paisley helped break ground Wednesday for The Store, a nonprofit free-referral based grocery store he helped found with his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley.  Belmont University is partnering with them.

Paisley personally jumped onto the backhoe on site to officially break ground on The Store's location.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley explains, "In Nashville, there are one in seven people and one in five children that have food insecurity. That means they don't know where they are going to get their next meal. The Store will be another resource to help families and individuals going through a hard time but working toward self-sufficiency."

Brad Paisley said, "Our goal is to give dignity to parents. They can go to The Store and shop in a completely normal way, from choosing the food to checking out, but with no money exchanging hands. The kids can even ride a mechanical pony out in front of The Store - no charge. Kids do not need the stress of wondering how their parents are going to feed them. In Nashville we have the power of the benevolence of the residents to support The Store."

Individuals and families will be referred by nonprofit and government agencies for a term of one year. 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.

The construction is projected to be completed by the end of 2019 at a cost of $1.5 million for 4,000 square feet. To complete raising funds for The Store's construction, the "Brick Campaign" has been launched. With a donation of $500 or more, donors will receive a personalized 4x8 brick that will create the sidewalk in front of The Store. There are a limited number of bricks. Donations are accepted via web.

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