Brad Paisley and actress wife to open free grocery store in Nashville for those in need

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Actress Kimberly Williams (L) and Singer Brad Paisley arrive at the Sony BMG Music 2008 Grammy Awards After Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 10, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Country singer Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are partnering with Belmont University to open a free grocery store in Nashville.

The Tennessean reports that the store will be set up like a modern food pantry and serve both fresh and nonperishable groceries to individuals in need for one year.

Eligible customers will need to be referred by a nonprofit or government agency.

The goal is to serve roughly 3,000 people per year.

The Paisleys say they were inspired to launch the idea after volunteering at a similar organization around Thanksgiving.

Construction on the site is scheduled for 2019 dependent on the project securing enough funding of $1.2 million, with the Paisleys making the initial donation.

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