How do you know you are making a difference? Just listen to some of the feedback Elders on the Rosebud Reservation shared:
Or, if you like data and statistics, you'll enjoy scanning through the facts below. The numbers and popularity continue to increase for the Breakfast in a Bag service from the previous year:
There are 17% Elder recipients who are 80 years and older. The oldest Elder served through the service is 98 years old and she celebrates her birthday near Thanksgiving!
The number of household members sharing the home with the Elders varies greatly. A majority of Elders either live alone or are in a household of two individuals.
The distance that Elders and their sponsors have to travel between Buches Store and their home varies, but there are still over 35% that live between 20 and 40+ miles from the store.
Of the groceries Elders receive, including milk, eggs, bananas, potatoes, bread, juice, cereal, ground beef, and sausage links, 2010's Focus Group revealed that milk and eggs were the most favored.