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. Each restaurant donates a portion of their sales on specific days throughout the week when local Alumni and Friends dine at their restaurants.
The Spring 2020 Eat for Pete week will be May 4 - 8!
The October 2019 Eat for Pete week raised over $3,200 for the Aggie Cupboard! The amazing restaurants that participated and donated were Salud! de Mesilla, Matteo's Authentic Mexican Food, Hacienda de Mesilla, La Posta de Mesilla, the Amador Patio Bar and Grill, and The Bean Cafe in Mesilla.
In April 2019, five Las Cruces restaurants, including Matteo's Authentic Mexican Food, Buffalo Wild Wings, Salud! de Mesilla, Panda Express (on University Ave.) and Caliche's Frozen Custard, hosted "Eat for Pete" days. By the end of the week, these restaurants and all of their patrons raised more than $3,500 for NMSU Aggie Cupboard.