Brad Paisley’s free grocery store is delivering food to the elderly

A store that goes above and beyond is going even further with that philanthropy, given the coronavirus outbreak.


The free grocery store that Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, helped found will deliver groceries to some Nashville seniors so they don't have to go shopping during the coronavirus crisis.

"They don't need to be out," the country star said in a video posted March 17 on Instagram.

Paisley said that volunteers from the store would deliver a week's worth of groceries to seniors.

The Paisleys partnered with Belmont University to open The Store in Nashville, which looks like a chic, upscale market, but provides free food to people in need. It was built next to the University's ministry center in an area convenient to public transportation. Paisley attended the university.

They broke ground on The Store last April, and Paisley said at the time that even the mechanical horse outside would be free.

Williams-Paisley said at the groundbreaking that one in seven people in Nashville and one in five children face food insecurity.

It opened on March 14 and is already helping families that were affected by the tornado that ripped through Nashville and the surrounding area earlier this month.

Paisley said that other customers can come to The Store during its regular hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and will only need their ID and either proof of income, proof of residence, or statement of unemployment to shop.