ICYMI: Country star Brad Paisley has a free grocery shop in Nashville called The Store that serves people and families who are going through food insecurities and financial difficulties. Now, Brad is using his resources to help serve people who need it during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brad announced in an Instagram video this week that The Store will be “mobilizing” to deliver food to the elderly who are at a higher-than-usual risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19.
“Well The Store is open, but in light of how times have changed, we have decided to change the way we do things a bit,” he said in the video. “We’re mobilizing a group of volunteers to deliver one week’s groceries to elderly people that should not be out shopping on their own in these times.”
According to Brad, his team has a list of elderly people to make deliveries to, and they’ll be “following all protocol to make sure we’re doing this right.” He also encouraged people who know of elderly people who could benefit from the service to contact him directly.
The Store still plans to hold its usual operations, too, Brad said. (It’s open from 1-7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and takes walk-ins on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) And, he pointed out on Instagram, in order to use their services, people need to “bring ID and either proof of income, proof of residence, or statement of unemployment for our recently unemployed neighbors.”