Greenfield Couple Grows Hope and Help

One area family is going above and beyond to feed their hungry neighbors. Last year, the Lawlers turned their family farm into a nonprofit charity to donate produce to organizations that feed people in need.

Brandywine Creek Farms grew 211 tons of produce in its first season, with a goal for 2017 to more than double that to one million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for donation.

Jonathan Lawler says his oldest son got him thinking about the possibility. “He talked about some of his classmates at Eastern Hancock who take home food from the food pantry there... the last place I would expect hunger is in a rural farming community like where we live.”

Gleaners is deeply grateful for the Lawlers’ commitment to “growing help and hope” for the more than 330,000 food insecure children and adults living in the 21 counties it serves.

How might your family fill more bowls for hungry Hoosiers this summer – and beyond?