Free Peo­ple Mat­ter Sum­mer Fest asks for 24 hour cease fire pe­riod

South Florida Times - - METRO - Staff Re­port Beach Post, The an­nual Peo­ple Mat­ter Fest on June 16 will fea­ture rap­per Rick Ross and sev­eral oth­ers in a com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion fo­cused on non-vi­o­lence. Staff Re­port

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.”

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