Farmer did something incredible when he heard his son’s classmates were hungry
Jonathan Lawler is a regular farmer from Indiana, USA. His daily routine of tending to his successful farming business has certainly paid its dividends where Lawler runs a big community styled farm in Indianapolis. Jonathan has no doubt been successful with a turnover sale of 700, 000 pounds of food every year.
Lawleris also into transportation consultancy and cared most for his family and lived a comfortable life; however his life changed completely when he heard a shocking and bitter revelation from his school going son. Despite of food at school HIS SON’S CLASSMATES WERE GOING HUNGRY!!!
1 What His Son Revealed Changed His Life Forever
Jonathan Lawler revealed that his life changed hearing the heart wrenching words of his son. This man who was producing tons of food was shocked to hear from his son that the boy’s friends in school hardly had enough food to eat and were literally starving. They actually took home food from the school pantry.
The ugly but unfortunate truth inspired Lawler to reinvent his entire routine of production.As a determined but warm-hearted man, he was going to do something about those starving kids. Lawler said, “My awareness of hunger was limited to the homeless in Downtown Indianapolis. The last place I would expect it is in a rural farming community like where I live.”
2 Jonathan’s Idea Left Every Farmer Speechless
Where Lawler lived in Indianapolis, it was a community farming center, which should not have been facing such problems. The fact troubled Lawler severely. He was not only producing food but providing more than enough for his family yet in the same vicinity, people were actually starving. Why??? The problem became a consistent nagging issue for Jonathan. He felt a child should never be hungry. His depression gave way to one of the most brilliant ideas that rendered almost every community member absolutely speechless.
3 Believe It Or Not, This Is What Jonathan Lawler Did To His Farm
When he heard that his son’s classmates were going hungry, Jonathan took it upon himself to alleviate the food shortage. Jonathan actually converted his farm into a huge soup kitchen, can you believe that??
Jonathan’s sprawling 36 acre farm was converted into a nonprofit organization that he named Brandywine Creek Farms. Hungry folks could come and grab as much as they wanted to eat. Jonathan estimated that his goal of donating 500,000 pounds of food to feed 135,000 people per month could be easily achieved given the huge production capacity of the farm.
Not only was Jonathan satisfied at his initiative, he requested several community farmers to do their bit for society and roped them into contributing towards his new found charity.
4 Jonathans Vision: To Include the Entire Community to Fight Hunger
Jonathan’s ambitious project envisioned a larger operation. Jonathan’s vision was not just restricted to a handful of farmers. He managed to rope in various nonprofit organizations such as Kenneth Butler soup Kitchen, Gleaners and Midwest Food Barn as well as various charitable food distribution centers. The volunteers amongst this organization would help Jonathan ensure that his produce reached all of these organizations which feed the homeless and hungry.
Perhaps what influenced Jonathan was the fact that farms in Hancock and neighboring counties produced a massive amount of raw produce. Even if a part of it was donated it would go a long way in reducing hunger in Indiana.
5 Watch the Video and the Amazing Man Called Jonathan Lawler
Jonathan and his family lived in what is termed as America’s Corn Belt and yet his neighbors were suffering from lack of food. That was because they didn’t have the food that they could eat. They obviously produced tons of wheat, corn and soybean but nothing that they could eat. For Lawler it was easy to get anything that he didn’t have in his farm,from the supermarket, but for those without transportation, it was a 12 mile journey to the nearest department store. It was unbelievable and too much to bear for Jonathan.
Jonathan has also made a video to this effect in which he explains that the inspiration behind his charitable venture came from the words that his son’s classmates were going hungry. This touched Jonathan deeply and hence his humane transformation. He solicits all members of his community to do the same. Watch the video for Jonathan’s emotional message.