Brad Paisley, Wife Pledge 1 Million Meal Donation

By Jason Hall

September 14, 2020

Brad Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, announced a major pledge in their ongoing efforts to fight hunger in the United States.

The couple has pledged to donate 1 million nutritional meals this month during an initiative billed as the "Million Meal Donation Tour," which began in Detroit last week, according to the Associated Press via FOX 17 News. The tour is scheduled to include stops at food banks in 16 major cities including Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Atlanta, Miami and Nashville before concluding in Chicago on September 21.

The pledge is the latest in the couple's ongoing efforts to fight hunger, which includes the opening of their nonprofit grocery "The Store" in Nashville earlier this year. The Paisleys and their food brand, Tiller & Hatch, are working with Feeding America as part of the "Million Meal Donation Tour" and aim to serve individuals and families dealing with food insecurities and financial hardships.

Distributed meals will include artisanal pastas, hearty stews and flavorful soups, according to the Associated Press.

The Paisleys announced their partnership with Tiller & Hatch in March. The company, founded by pop superstar Jennifer Lopez and baseball legend Alex Rodriguez, distributes accessible, frozen meals.

"The Store," which opened in Nashville earlier this year in partnership with Belmont University, provides local families in need with free groceries year-round. It was inspired by Unity Shoppe, a nonprofit grocery store in Santa Barbara, California, which has donated to families in need for more than a century.

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