MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It seems like many in South Florida have a sweet tooth and soft spot for those struggling in the restaurant community due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lee Schrager, founder of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, held a bake sale on Sunday outside his Coral Gables home, featuring delicious treats by Night Owl Cookies.

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The proceeds of the bake sale go to FIU’s School of Hospitality Industry Relief Fund.

A total of 300 boxes of cookies were sold just moments after they opened.

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“So for an event planner, I’m a little embarrassed, we sold out in 20 minutes,” Schrager said. “We were open at 12:00 noon selling Night Owl Cookies, and by 11:15 there were cars all the way back down to Le Jeune Road.”

Sunday’s bake sale raised $9,000.

Schrager said he plans to host a bake sale every Sunday as long as there’s a need in the hospitality industry.

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