Heroes of the Week: Lisa and Fred McMillan

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

The population of Brewton, Alabama, is estimated to be about 5,500, and 17 percent of those folks deal with food insecurity. Unfortunately, people who live in that area are having a hard time getting enough to eat, and that’s where Fred and Lisa McMillan come in. Lisa, who, at one time, was food insecure herself, made it her mission to help others in that situation. She and her husband started a restaurant called Drexell & Honeybee’s where their slogan is “We feed the need.”

When you walk into the restaurant, you won’t find a menu or a cash register. There is a private area to make a donation for your meal if you can afford it, but if you can’t, you can still enjoy a meal there. Sometimes Lisa finds just a few coins but lots of notes of gratitude for the meal from the area’s patrons, people who are thankful they got to eat today.

Learn more about this story as covered by NBC’s Today.

Kix’s Response:

How about that? More people like Lisa and Fred McMillan are needed in this world.

Drexell and Honeybee’s works solely on donations, and I’m happy to recognize Lisa and Fred of Brewton, Alabama, as our ACC Heroes.

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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