Brad Paisley breaks ground on free grocery shop in Nashville

1 year 11 months 4 hours ago Wednesday, April 03 2019 Apr 3, 2019 April 03, 2019 1:51 PM April 03, 2019 in Sports - AP - National - Basketball

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country star Brad Paisley and actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley have broken ground on Wednesday on a free grocery store that will support needy families in Nashville, Tennessee.

Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space that will become The Store, which is a partnership with his alma mater Belmont University. He donned a cowboy hat-shaped construction helmet for part of the ceremony.

Williams-Paisley says one in seven people in Nashville and one in five children struggle with hunger and food insecurity and they wanted to help people before it becomes a major crisis in their lives.

Paisley says his family volunteered at a similar store in California and loved the idea of giving parents dignity when they need help feeding their children.

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