Farmer Becomes Unlikely Hero After Donating 500,000 Pounds of Food to Kids in Community

One father is shocked to learn there are children going hungry at his son’s school.

Jonathan Lawler had built a successful life over the years. As a farmer living in rural Indiana, Jonathan had managed to cultivate a nest egg that produced over 700,000 pounds of food a year.

A loving father was devastated after his said a friend had taken food from the school's pantry

A loving father was devastated after his said a friend had taken food from the school’s pantry

After one of his sons returned home from school one day, the farmer was shocked at what he heard. He was told one of his son’s classmates wasn’t getting enough food on a daily basis and was offered food from the school pantry.

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“My awareness of hunger was limited to the homeless in Downtown Indianapolis,” Jonathan said. “The last place I would expect it is in a rural farming community like where I live.”

The sad story pulled at the farmer’s heart strings. He started thinking how many other children were experiencing the same problem. What happened next left the entire community stunned.

The hero himself decided to donate more than 500,000 pounds of food to his community

The hero himself decided to donate more than 500,000 pounds of food to his community

Johnathan reorganized his businesses. He voluntarily went from a “for-profit farm” to a “food aid organization.” This meant he was now supplying the local food banks, soup kitchens, and charities with the grub they needed to feed the hungry within the town. He chose to receive zero profit from his hard work.

His goal within the first year? To donate over 500,000 pounds of food to the less fortunate. Jonathan now inspires others farmers in the area to support the same cause.

Watch the footage below to see his moving story.

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