Brad Paisley Delivering Free Groceries to Elderly in Need
Brad Paisley has long been celebrated for his Nashville-based food bank designed to help those in need. But the wildly popular country music star is getting more plaudits for his recent announcement for how he's supporting those most in need during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Store operate(s) as a year-round free grocery store allowing people to shop for their basic needs. Clients are given the opportunity to come to The Store for a one-year period. 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.
In an Instagram post published on Tuesday, Paisley announced that The Store is "mobilizing delivery of a week's groceries to our elderly neighbors," in nearby neighborhoods.
Paisley announced in the video that volunteers would be delivering a week's worth of groceries to the elderly that should not be out at grocery stores for fear of contracting COVID-19. Watch the video below?
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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
The coronavirus pandemic has effectively shut down much the way that Americans live, and the public health risk is most concerning for those with immunity deficiencies and the elderly. Amidst this national emergency, however, there are shining lights of empathy and generosity. Paisley and his wife's sharing of their own personal largesse is just another shining beacon of compassion that lifts spirits at a time when spirits need lifting.