Restaurants Are Using ‘Receipt Walls’ To Allow Customers To Buy Meals For The Hungry

A growing restaurant trend is fighting hunger in Oklahoma as more and more places begin to offer “receipt walls.”

Receipt walls allow customers to purchase a meal for the hungry and hang the receipt on the wall. Someone can then come in a take a receipt up to the counter and use it to receive a free hot meal.

One cafe that’s leading the trend is the Hi-Way Cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma and they’ve served over 100 people! They shared a post of their reciept wall on Facebook, saying, “The Hi-Way Cafe’s Giving Wall just served its 100th person! Thank you to everyone that has shared our page and wall information and/or contributed to keep the wall going. It has been such a blessing for everyone involved.”

Photo: Facebook/Hi-Way Cafe

The sign on their wall explains, “If you are hungry or know someone who is…These tickets have been paid for in advance by previous customers. Please grab a ticket and eat!”

News On 6 journalist Sawyer Buccy also shared about the cafe on Facebook and said, “. If a family in need of food comes into the cafe, they are treated just like any other paying customer and then the family will eat a meal paid for by a complete stranger.” How sweet is that?

Photo: PXHERE

While “paying it forward” walls, or receipt walls, are nothing new, the power of social media has really helped them touch more people, especially during such trying times as a global pandemic. More and more customers are in support of them and some people even had the idea to start a unique “Veterans Wall.”

Zak’s Cafe in Miami, Oklahoma has a receipt wall that’s open to anyone in need, but they took things a step further by creating a second wall specifically for veterans.

Photo: Facebook/Zack’s Cafe

They shared on Facebook, “when you come in to zacks you may see two different walls now! We had two awesome customers want to start a Veterans Wall. In need or not! Take a ticket.”

Photo: Facebook/Zack’s Cafe

The world could use more businesses that encourage customers to pay it forward!

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