When Indiana farmer Jonathan Lawler’s sons came home from school and told him that a classmate was hungry, the thought blew his mind. Where they live is farm after farm, yet there are people in their own community going hungry? Jonathan knew he had to do something about it.
That’s when Jonathan had the brilliant idea of changing the way his farm operates. It went from a for-profit farm to a faith-based food aid organization. He sends his harvest to food banks, soup kitchens, and pantries. He is now encouraging other farmers to donate portions of their harvest to help the hungry. Jonathan also helps to train veterans so they can start farms of their own.
“If everyone fed and helped their neighbors, most of the hunger problem would be solved,” John Whitaker of Midwest Food Bank said, praising Jonathan’s organization.
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