One business owner slices and dices supply shortages with his charitable act of giving away milk and eggs to families in need.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shortage of toilet paper, paper towels, milk, eggs and more.
Owner of Slice and Dice Pizzeria Vic Briseno said his employees and their families were having trouble finding milk and eggs.
Briseno asked his distributor if they had extra eggs and milk he could buy. He then gave his employees the milk and eggs.
Briseno figured the community had the same need.
“Our recipes don’t actually use milk or eggs. We plan to continue helping families in need for as long as we have product available from our distributors,” he said.
The pizzeria began giving milk and eggs to families on March 20.
Briseno and his employees have distributed 48 half-gallons and 24 full gallons of milk and 120 dozen eggs.
The reaction from the community has been very positive, Briseno said.
“It is nice to have something that makes people’s day better in a time like this,” he said.
Slice and Dice Pizzeria opened in August 2018. The restaurant has a selection of over 350 board games for customers to play.
Given the circumstances of customers being socially isolated, Briseno is offering to let customers purchase board games as well as their pizzas to help families fight off boredom.
“Our community has been awesome since our first day open. They have supported us and now we can support them,” he said.
Community members in need of milk and eggs can call 361-2058 for curbside pick-up at 5720 McMahon Blvd. NW, Suite B, Albuquerque.
“In a time where we are having to social distance, this reminds people that we still have strong communities in New Mexico,” he said.
Slice and Dice offers curbside pickup and delivery for food and board games.
Customers can view a board game library at sliceanddicepizzeria.com.
Online and phone ordering is available.