Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café recently donated 11,871 additional meals to the Houston Food Bank through its ‘Eat Here, Feed There’ program. The brand’s leadership team and staff members of several Houston stores visited the food bank on February 9 to present the check and to volunteer in the food bank’s activities for the day.
Currently, Sweet Paris has donated more than 359,705 meals to local food banks since the program’s inception in 2018, including the Houston Food Bank, Brazos Valley Food Bank, Montgomery County Food Bank, San Antonio Food Bank, Central Texas Food Bank, Feeding South Florida, and Fundación Delia Morán. The ‘Eat Here, Feed There’ program was created to give back to local food banks, specifically targeting children in need.
For each crêpe sold with the food bank logo on the menu, the brand donates a meal to fight hunger. Sweet Paris has three crêpes on the menu that benefit this program: the Allison's Parfait, the Truffled Caprese and the Lemon Sugar.
Each franchise location donates to a food bank in their local area. The brand typically makes monetary donations to partnered food banks every six months.
“From the initial conception of Sweet Paris, we were inspired by fellow entrepreneurs who built social causes into their successful businesses,” says Allison Chavez, co-owner of Sweet Paris. “We decided to help fight hunger with hunger by donating a meal every time the Allison's Parfait, Truffled Caprese, and Lemon Sugar are ordered, targeting programs that support children. It is our honor to be able to continue donating meals to children in the communities we serve through the support of our guests. We hope to continue to expand this program and be able to feed more people every year.”
Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café is located in Houston, College Station, Austin and San Antonio in Texas, in Miami, Florida and in Mexico, with three more locations being added this year with stores in development in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Coral Gables/Miami, Florida, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The current expansion will take the company to 16 stores in operation by the end of 2023, and will allow the brand the opportunity to support more organizations that feed the hungry in these new markets.