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Wisconsin research institute donates fish to hungry

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee research institute is donating 500 pounds of frozen yellow perch to the Hunger Task Force.

It's the second year that the WATER Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the UW Sea Grant Institute have donated perch to the Milwaukee-based food pantry.

The Hunger Task Force's executive director, Sherrie Tussler, says her organization has seen a 23 percent monthly increase in clients in the past year.

The donation's estimated value is $8,000. The fish will be distributed in two-pound packages.

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