Last year, country artist Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams Paisley announced the opening of a new nonprofit called The Store, a free-referral based grocery store, allowing people in need to shop with dignity for their basic needs. It aims to empower individuals seeking self-sufficiency. The Store will be located on 12th Avenue South next to the Belmont University Campus.
In support of the nonprofit, an event called “Bourbon and Blue Jeans” was held at Fat Bottom Brewery on March 2 with proceeds from the event going directly to The Store. The event was spearheaded by Amy Millslagle and Susan Emrhein and co-founders Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, community leaders and philanthropists were in attendance. Entertainment for the event included Lucas Hoge, Stephanie Owens, and Brad Paisley.
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About The Store:
The Store is a non-profit free grocery store for individuals and families seeking self-sufficiency. It will operate as a free-referral based grocery store, allowing people in need to shop with dignity for their basic needs. Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, in association with Belmont University, are spearheading this unique and new non-profit for the Nashville area. The Store will partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and other organizations to provide both fresh and nonperishable groceries to individuals and families in need. Customers will be referred by nonprofit and government agencies. The Store will be located at 2005 12th Ave. S., next to Belmont University’s Ministry Center and groundbreaking will be announced soon.
Please visit thestore.org to donate.