The country star announced in the Tennessean that he and his wife are teaming up with Belmont University in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, as well as other charity organizations, to create “The Store,” a place where those in need can have access to nonperishable groceries.
“This is a grocery store with dignity for people who have fallen on hard times,” the singer told the newspaper. “All of us are one unforeseen disaster away from rock bottom. It’s nice to think about a place where when that happens to someone, they can use it to get back on their feet.
But The Store won’t just stop at groceries. According to Taste of Country, the local shop will also set up a toy aisle during the holiday season and will accept donations for new, unopened toys year-round.