Jonathan Lawler used to grow crops for profit on his Indiana farm, but after learning that one of his son’s friends relies on food pantries to get his food, he decided to make a change.
Now he’s on a mission to feed the need in central Indiana. He transformed his 36-acre farm into a nonprofit. It’s now called Brandywine Creek Farms.
Bu the end of the first year, he hopes to donate 500,000 pounds of food. He has partnered with several food banks and a soup kitchen to help with distribution.
Lawler wants to make sure everyone has access to quality food. He says grocery stores provide cheap alternatives, but those alternatives aren’t nutritious.