Being a celebrity certainly comes with certain perks. For most famous people, they are able to use their financial abilities and influence in major ways.
Now, one country music star and his famous wife are making a name for themselves by giving back to their community! Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley are embarking on a major project to help the people of Nashville.
They are opening a grocery store that is going to feed hungry people in the area. Customers can qualify to be members of the store through local organizations or churches. Then, they receive food for free while getting help as well.
“It’s great doing something where we can both lead and work toward a cause we care about,” Paisley tells PEOPLE of working with his wife. “This is not a trivial thing; it’s something that’s very important to us and the community.”
The Paisley's originally heard of the idea while visiting Santa Barbara, California. They loved the concept so much that they decided to bring it to Nashville and show their kids what a positive impact they can have on the people in their own town.
"The country star says customers will qualify for the program through referrals from churches and unemployment agencies, with the ultimate goal being self-sufficiency. 'One of the beautiful things about this charity is that it helps people rise. It’s very redemptive in the sense because it’s not a permanent situation,” he says. “You don’t just get to go there and get that food indefinitely. There’s a limit you’re supposed to work towards being self-sufficient,'" wrote People.
This is awesome! Join us in wishing them the best and in applauding them for such a wonderful deed for the people of Nashville. Barack Obama has even taken note of their plans!
"Here’s a story about people doing good that's worth sharing: @BradPaisley and his wife @Kimwilliamspais saw food insecurity in Nashville and decided to do something about it. They just broke ground on a free grocery store to help families in need," wrote Obama on Twitter.
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