BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — In the true spirit of giving and generosity, thousands of homemade cookies will be handed out to children this weekend in Boynton Beach.
The Soup Kitchen of Boynton Beach is leading the charge for the Palm Beach County Annual Cookie Project.
For the second-straight year, people in the community have been baking cookies all week for this great cause and are dropping the sweet treats off at The Soup Kitchen on Thursday.
The cookies will then be given out to children and families on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Soup Kitchen of Boynton Beach, located at 8645 West Boynton Beach Boulevard. You can even meet Santa Claus during a drive-by event.
Officials from the organization said they expect to hand out cookies to around 1,600 kids this weekend.
"All I could think is, oh the sugar rush when they hit Santa," said Stephanie Colaianni, the leader of the Palm Beach County Annual Cookie Project.
"We are very strict about our rules this year," said Marlene Mejia with The Soup Kitchen.
Mejia said they don't have as many volunteers this year and their lines have only grown with the COVID-19 pandemic, but she said seeing all the cookies donated from the public is amazing.
"We want to bring a little bit of joy and sugar," Mejia said.
To donate to the Palm Beach County Annual Cookie Project, click here.
For more information about The Soup Kitchen of Boynton Beach, click here.