Indiana farmer donates harvest to feed the hungry
When Indiana farmer Jonathan Lawler’s son came home from school and talked about a friend that needed food and had to visit the local food pantry, he decided to make some major changes to his farm.
The Greenfield-based farmer once owned and operated Lawler Farms, a for-profit, sustainable produce farm, harvesting nearly 700,000 pounds of food annually. Now Lawler has revamped his 36-acre farm into a nonprofit operation called Brandywine Creek Farms. His 2016 goal is to raise 500,000 pounds of produce, beef, and pork to share with the hungry of Central Indiana.