Publix donating hundreds of gallons of milk to Brad Paisley’s free grocery store

Posted at 10:35 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 11:42:26-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Publix has committed to donating milk from dairy farmers to Brad Paisley’s free grocery store.

The company says it’s donating 45 cases – or 180 one-gallon containers – of milk each week to “The Store” in Nashville.

The donation is part of Publix's initiative to purchase produce and dairy directly from farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and donate it to local food banks.

“Due to COVID-19, dairy farmers who normally sell their goods to restaurants, schools and hotels have been left without buyers, meaning they are dealing with a huge glut of inventory. And in many cases, are left with no choice but to dump huge amounts of dairy,” the company said in a release Wednesday.

Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, founded the nonprofit, free grocery store to help those in need.

In March, they announced it will deliver groceries to senior citizens in the Edgehill and Berry Hill neighborhoods in response to the pandemic. Click here for more information.