Drexell & Honeybee’s to offer Christmas meal

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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Cooking for one for the holidays may not be the most enjoyable event, and one Brewton woman has a plan for those who may be alone this Christmas.

Lisa McMillan, along with her husband Freddie, will be serving lunch on Christmas Day from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and everyone is welcome, she said.

“We are going to have a great meal and have the place dressed up nice for those who come and join us,” Lisa said. “The main reason I do this isn’t for the number of people who come, for those who do come because you never know who’s going to show up and what they need.”

McMillan has long been a proponent of feeding the hungry having started Drexell & Honeybee’s Donations Only Restaurant several years ago. Since she began the ministry, she has been featured in national publications and on nationally broadcast programs as well as many internet-based services.

The Christmas menu will consist of glazed ham, turkey, smoked beef brisket, fried fish, grits and turnip casserole, squash casserole, yams, green, purple hull peas and okra, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, yeast rolls, corn bread, red velvet cake, bred pudding, rainbow cake, pear crunch and broccoli and grape salad.

“Christmas is a special day and we do it because we want to offer something special on that special day,” Lisa said. “We will have good food and a chance at some good fellowship”

Volunteers who have helped serve the special celebration meal will be back again this year to help, Lisa said.

“We have some volunteers who have done this for the last few years who will be back helping this year,” Lisa said. “We are excited to be able to do this again.”

Through the years, the McMillans have been responsible for feeding people who made wonderful donations as well as those who have had nothing to give. Along with a large group of supporters and volunteers, the couple has made it their mission to make sure no one is hungry as long as they can help.

The Drexell and Honeybee’s Donation Only Restaurant is located on Lee Street in the downtown district of Brewton.

“We just want to be a place where people can come to be fed and to have some fellowship,” Lisa said. “We are happy to serve anyone who comes in.”