The NMSU Alumni Association hosts "Eat for Pete" weeks two times a year in partnership with Las Cruces area restaurants to support NMSU's Aggie Cupboard food pantry, and other NMSU programs. Each restaurant donates 10% to 15% of their net sales on specific days throughout the week when local Alumni and Friends dine at their restaurants.
Over the last two years, Eat for Pete week has raised over $10,000 for NMSU's Aggie Cupboard. The amazing restaurants that have participated and donated include Salud! de Mesilla, Matteo's Authentic Mexican Food, Hacienda de Mesilla, La Posta de Mesilla, the Amador Patio Bar and Grill, The Bean Cafe in Mesilla, Buffalo Wild Wings, Panda Express (on University Ave.) and Caliche's Frozen Custard.