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Brad Paisley Delivering Free Groceries to Elderly in Need

Country music star delivering free food to keep those at greatest risk from coronavirus safe.

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.

In the fall of 2018, Paisley and his wife announced the opening of The Store, which is a free grocery store from Nashville residents in need. Or let's let The Store explain what they do:

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?


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.

Eat This, Not That! is constantly monitoring the latest food news as it relates to COVID-19 in order to keep you healthy, safe, and informed (and answer your most urgent questions). Here are the precautions you should be taking at the grocery store, the foods you should have on hand, the meal delivery services and restaurant chains offering takeout you need to know about, and ways you can help support those in need. We will continue to update these as new information develops. Click here for all of our COVID-19 coverage, and sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date.
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