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City of West Bend Donates 1,450 Pounds of Venison to Full Shelf Food Pantry

West Bend, Wis. (April 13, 2021): The City of West Bend donated 1,450 pounds of venison to the Full Shelf Food Pantry of Washington County. The venison is a result of the 2020/2021 Deer Management Program and will be offered at no cost to qualifying individuals and families in need.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) works to keep deer numbers within a range that is both ecologically responsible and acceptable to most Wisconsin residents. For the past four years, the City of West Bend Deer Management Committee has worked under the guidance of the DNR to reduce the number of white-tailed deer in West Bend. Too many deer in a concentrated area can have negative effects on the ecological landscape, damaging household plant materials and park lands, transmitting disease, and can cause automobile accidents. The Deer Management Program has taken place at Ridge Run Park, Lac Lawrann Conservancy, and the Washington County Highway Department property. This year’s USDA sharpshooters harvested 60 deer.

“It’s important to help manage the growing white-tailed deer population in the city,” said John Butschlick, Deer Management Committee Chair and West Bend District 1 Alderman. “This donation will provide lean, healthy protein to adults and children in need right in our community.”

“We currently serve 1,400-1,500 families in need throughout West Bend, and the county," said Allen Pauli, Executive Director of Full Shelf Food Pantry of Washington County. The food pantry is located at 231 Municipal Drive.  For hours of operation, pickup locations, and volunteer opportunities, call 262-335-0685 or email fullshelffoddpantry@yahoo.com.

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