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.READ MORE: Banksy 'Charlie Brown' Sells For $4 Million, While Child Prodigy Thrills Crowd With His Artwork
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.READ MORE: Plantation Teen Charged With Extorting Florida Senator Lauren Book With Explicit Photos
“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.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida