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Mildred never liked her name growing up. But one night after cooking for a special someone, her name and special gift became forever linked with a passion that she continues to share with her community and family.
From the event: Food and Family
Mildred and Michael Barnes are former owners of the beloved Fort Myers soul-food restaurant Mildred’s. The couple behind Mildred's Restaurant have teamed with local churches to serve a free Thanksgiving meal to 500 as a new tradition. Michael Barnes is the pastor at Jerusalem Church of God in Christ in Fort Myers. Mildred's passion for food has never faded, despite having to close the family restaurant in 2008.