Strangers Helping Strangers loves to collaborate with other organizations doing similar work, who are helping others and supporting communities. Fareground, Inc. has been hard at work supporting food justice and anti-hunger across the Hudson Valley, N.Y. and they are doing an amazing job at increasing their reach.






Fareground, Inc., is a women-run, food justice and anti-hunger organization, located in Beacon, N.Y., whose goal is to support a safety net of food security for everyone. Kara Dean-Assael is the co-founder, and Karen George is the President of the Board. These good-hearted and generous women, along with their dedicated volunteers, have been serving the community since 2012. It all started when Kara opened a pop-up community café, with a “Pay-what-you-can” model, which offered hearty meals at a local coffee shop and Beacon Recreation Center. While looking for a more permanent home for the café, the focus of the organization shifted to meet the needs of the community, and the rest is history in the making.