Strangers Helping Strangers is a 501(c)(3) incorporated in Rhode Island. The origins of SHS dates back to late 1997, when two fans of the Burlington, Vermont-based band Strangefolk, Kat Harless and Tina Campbell, saw an opportunity to help those less fortunate by collecting non-perishable food at various Strangefolk concerts throughout the Northeast. They donated to food banks and charities in the cities and towns where Strangefolk performed. Over the years, we have continued to host thousands of food drives across the Northeast, making friends and family along our journey. We plan to continue the mission to help those in need for years to come.


Our Commitment

The primary goal of Strangers Helping Strangers is to provide a resource for the fans, bands and venues, by hosting food drives at concert and festivals.

We provide the organization, support and resources to care for those less fortunate within each community. We collect and deliver donations to local food banks, pantries and shelters nearest the venues.

How it works

Whether you’re a performer, promoter, venue owner or fan, let us help you to make a difference in your community.

Our team will set up all of the details from food pantry selection to distribution. We will choose the closest local food pantry with the most need for donations. We also help to promote the food drive and your event through social media.

How Can You Help?

You’ve seen us at your favorite festival and we hope to see you at the next one!
You can make a monetary donation, bring along non-perishable donations to the next event, 
or donate your time by volunteering with us at concerts and festivals.