September 8, 2021
Fall 2021 Newsletter
Feed My People's Fall 2021 Newsletter has been published and is available online for youhere. Read ...
All gifts donated this September will be matched up to $25,000 thanks to the generosity of Orvil and Dorothy Wilsey. Join in on this match today and double your giving impact. Their estate has gifted Feed My People Food Bank these funds as a legacy to their lifetime of giving to those in need.
Orvil and Dorothy (Scharlau) Wilsey were born and raised in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Orvil attended UW-Stout, graduating with an engineering degree in 1951, and then spent three years in the US Army, two of which in the Korea War Zone. Dorothy grew up helping her parents on "The Poor Farm of Dunn County" where they cared for impoverished people living with dementia or other mental health related diagnoses. Orvil and Dorothy were married in Menomonie in 1955. They returned to the area in retirement, with an idea that they could again take part in and give back to the communities that had nurtured them.
Orvil and Dorothy had a tremendous amount of love to share. They were beloved Uncle and Aunt, godparents, and friends. They supported organizations that cared for children and animals in need. Growing up as they did, they were keenly aware of poverty and disability. They understood the needs of the elderly. They knew that in the midst of a thriving community, it is too easy to forget our neighbors who are in need. With a parting gift, they hoped to make a difference in the lives of children and families where hunger is too well known.