In two years, The Range Café has raised more than $44,000 to donate back to the community through Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque.
The organization has been able to provide more than 6,150 meals tailored to specific medical needs for homebound people across Albuquerque and Rio Rancho with the donation from the Albuquerque business.
“The Range Café is easily one of the biggest donors to Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque this year and last,” said Shauna Frost, executive director for Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque, according to a news release..
Matt DiGregory, owner and CEO of The Range Café, said the funds raised have been given by the restaurant’s customers.
DiGregory said for the last two years, the restaurant has been including a “charity” line to all sales receipts, according to the release.
“Range Café guests who wish to contribute to Meals on Wheels simply need to add a dollar amount (that Range Café will round up to the nearest 10 cents) on the charity line when they close their check,” he said in the release.
DiGregory said he hopes that the Range Café can average around $5,000-plus a month to contribute to the goals of Meals on Wheels.
According to the release, Meals on Wheels of Albuqueqrue saw a 440% increase in calls for help.