As the beloved Drexell and Honeybee’s, a top-notch soul-food restaurant with a donation-only policy, has been hit especially hard during the pandemic, one musician is on a mission to keep the local institution alive by offering $1 downloads of his new song that serves as a tribute to the spirit, charity, and togetherness the restaurant has shown the community over the years.
The song ‘I Was Hungry (and You Fed Me)’ by Maxamiliano Nealon is a moving homage to the restaurant that’s served as a safe haven for those in need of a hot meal and has touched many lives over the past years. Owners Lisa and Freddie Thomas-McMillan have enthusiastically embraced the song and as passionate music lovers themselves; they see it as a unique opportunity to raise awareness of their mission. The song can be purchased for $1 and downloaded here: https://maximilianonealon.bandcamp.com/track/i-was-hungry-and-you-fed-me.
“With all of our donations based on anonymity and the pandemic forcing us to offer only take-out meals, we’ve had to, unfortunately, stop accepting contributions as we don’t want to take the chance of someone not getting a meal because they feel embarrassed about what they can or can’t provide in these unprecedented times,” said Lisa McMillan, co-owner of Drexell & Honeybee’s. “Feeding the needy has always been a higher calling for us and with this initiative, we’re hoping we can rally additional support from the community and continue delivering hot meals to those who need it most for many years to come.”
With a joyful manta of “Everyone Eats”, Drexell & Honeybee’s serves up hot plates to hungry on-comers from all walks of life, whether they can pay for it or not. With no prices of any kind listed on the menu, guests can simply leave whatever they can, whether it’s a handful of coins, a generous donation, a hand-written note, or a heartfelt ‘Thank You’, at the end of their meal. To the Thomas-McMilllan family, food is about the joy of serving others and that doesn’t come with a price tag.
Based in Portland, Nealon is a multi-lingual, Spanish-English singer and songwriter. He writes and sings from the soul, with the goal of inspiring and spreading hope in a troubled world.
Drexell and Honeybee’s is located at 109 Lee Street in Brewton, Ala., and is open Tuesday-Thursday from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. For more information, visit DrexellAndHoneybees.com or call 251-727-2411.
About Drexell & Honeybee’s
Their mission statement speaks volumes about who they are. “We Feed The Need”. They serve the community in any and all areas from serving or delivering a hot meal, replacing a pair of worn-out shoes on an elderly woman’s feet, or helping a cancer patient keep their health insurance. They are about serving the community.