Helping Out Hunger donates venison to area families

TREMPEALEAU COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT)–It’s the Midwestern way to fight hunger.

The Trempealeau County ‘Helping Out Hunger’ program provides community members with free venison.

When a deer is killed by a driver, the Trempealeau County Dispatch Center will call people who’ve signed up for the program to come pick the deer up.

The program is in its 6th year.

The sheriff says he’s thankful the department is helping in an innovative way.

“I think it’s a great way to help the community again and it’s a no-cost thing to the community,” said Sheriff Brett Semingson. “It’s just one of the services we provide.”

Just like deer harvested by hunters, all collected deer must be registered with the DNR.

If you’d like to be on the list, call the Trempealeau County Dispatch Center at 715-538-4351.