In addition to costing Harney County $3.3 million (so far) in costs for services and overtime, leaving ditches full of feces and probably destroying rare artifacts, it turns out the Bundy Bunch also mooched over at the local senior center's food bank.
Not included in the tally were things like added demand for food and services at the Harney County Senior Center. The nonprofit, with more than $1 million in annual revenue, runs a food pantry and administers federal energy assistance.
Executive Director Angie Lamborn encountered new faces among the regular visitors during the occupation. They asked for extra food and acknowledged they weren't full-time residents, she said.
Lamborn couldn't quantify the impact on the senior center's finances, but she said they've "taken a pretty big hit" as a result.
So much for all of that self-reliance and "conservative principles," eh? I'm waiting for the complaint from them that supporters just didn't send them enough snacks.