Free People Matter Summer Fest asks for 24 hour cease fire period
PALM BEACH, Fla. - School's out for the summer, and f or many students, that means they may go without breakfast and/or lunch they would typically eat while at school. To help eliminate that situation, the Palm Beach School District's School Food Service Department is offering free meals for all children in Palm Beach County.
Schools across the District will be serving free, nutritionally balanced breakfasts and lunches to children through the age of 18 at school locations across the county. Plus, in order to keep bellies full and learning continuing through the summer, several Palm Beach County Library locations will be serving free lunches and snacks daily as well.
The district kicked off this year's summer meal service program with Leslie Gray Streeter, columnist with The Palm
will be reading to children at the Palm Beach Gardens branch of the Palm Beach County Library System before meals were served.
Summer Food Service sites are located at schools in the immediate vicinity of areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year and to those students enrolled in summer school or camps.
Lunches and afternoon snacks will be available through the following county library branches: Mandel-West Palm Beach, Acreage-Loxahatchee, Belle Glade, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lantana, Main Branch (Summit Blvd.), Wellington, Clarence E. Anthony-South Bay, Palm Beach Gardens, Glades Road-Boca Raton, Hagen Ranch Road-Delray Beach, Loula V. York-Pahokee, Okeechobee Blvd-West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Tequesta, West Boca and West Boynton Beach.
Last year, more than 750,000 meals were served through this free program. No application is required to receive the meals. To find a site, the dates and times the meals are available and menus, click here or visit www.palmbeachschools.org.
MIAMI – According to nationally syndicated radio host, Papa Keith, following last year’s People Matter Fest, the accompanying Liberty City cease fire request lingered for weeks beyond the community event. Keith, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime and the crew from 103.5 The Beat are hoping for similar success this year, but with an expanded focus that includes all of Miami-Dade County.
People Matter Fest— a day celebrating life, unity, music, and non-violence is scheduled for Saturday, June 16. The free event, in its entirety, will offer a day of fun, food, peace, and unity in the community. “This is a great opportunity for residents to get together to celebrate non-violence,” Commissioner Monestime said.
People Matter Fest is a vehicle from Papa Keith’s Papa Keith 4 People Matter or #PK4PM millennial movement and social media campaign. The fest will feature a multi-talented artist lineup with Miami’s top musical artists, including platinum recording artist Rick Ross, Sam Sneek, Kent Jones, Zoey Dollaz, City Girls, Mike Smiff, Baby Soulja, Billy Blue, Kiddo Marv, Brianna Perry,Young Breed, Quise, Scrilla, Shifta, Ray Anderson, Young Dred, Y.D., Hood Brat, Ferrari Fred and We Dem Zoes.
Attendees can also expect The Village, free haircuts, kids zone with water slides and bounce houses, battle of the DJs, South Florida’s most savory food vendors/food trucks, flag football with Bryan McKinney from the Miami Dolphins and father & son 3-on-3 basketball tournaments with Udonis Haslem from the Miami Heat.
A county-wide 24 Hour Cease Fire Campaign will commence at 3:45 p.m. and end the following day at 3:45 p.m. on June 17th. The Cease Fire Campaign aims to challenge Miami-Dade County residents to put the guns down for 24 hours. The campaign will kick off with Junkanoo bands. “Last year we only focused on Liberty City,” said Papa Keith. “Not only did we accomplish our Ceasefire, but the police informed us that it lasted for weeks after and was their slowest reports on shot spotter for any summer. This year we are taking it a step further and calling for a Miami-Dade county-wide cease fire.”