Feeding Our Future

Each Leadership Development Academy of Rock County participant works with a small group of their fellow class members to plan and execute a collaborative project that addresses a community need. These projects and their results are presented each May and serve as the program's capstone experience.

Feeding Our Future

Feeding Our Future is a initiative to fund the snack program at the Janesville Boys & Girls Club, and provide funds for capital improvements onsite. Through several marketing avenues, including social media, mailings, press releases, grants, and crowdfunding, the project was able to secure $1,400 initially with $14,000 in future annual contributions. In addition to funding the snack program, the project also helped establish a menu plan and food cost control measures, and improved food storage space and equipment. Included was improvements to staff areas, increasing privacy and efficiency.

Team details

Team name


Year completed

Team members & employers

Wendy Bumgarner, Johnson Bank
Lily Lux, ANGI Energy Systems
Josh Andersen, SSM Health
Angela Hoium, Blackhawk Community Credit Union
Michael Warren, City of Janesville