The Store: Love at the Core

The Store community empowers and dignifies individuals and families who are seeking self-sufficiency by providing choices for healthy food. Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams Paisley accepted an HMSHost Foundation grant in support of their free grocery store / food bank that will serve the working poor in Nashville, TN. The Paisleys are joined by Gina Hancock, Executive Director of The Store and members of the Board of Trustees.

The Greater Houston Community Foundation

The Greater Houston Community Foundation is dedicated to expanding philanthropic impact in Houston and its Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund continues to carry out ongoing relief efforts for the city. Presenting a check to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on behalf of HMSHost Foundation are HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Anthony Alessi and The Houston 8 Team LLC including Lynden Rose, Gerald Womack; and Cindy Clifford.


On behalf of HMSHost Foundation, Rich Bennett, Vice President of Operations, HMSHost, along with representatives of HMSHost and Westfield, presented a grant to Zaid Gayle, Executive Director Peace4Kids. The grant was made to support the culinary arts training program administered by Peace4Kids for transitioning-aged foster care youth who live in South Los Angeles. Youth in Peace4Kids programs gain access to healthy meals, mentorship opportunities, school supplies, and leadership development resources.

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