Nancy Mason
MA Regional Coordinator

Sarah  Edelman
Vice President
Community Outreach Coordinator 

Derek Hallam
Administrative Director

Nicolette Janelle
Maine and NH Regional Coordinator

Lauren Simonetti
Director of Marketing
NY and PA Regional Coordinator 

The origins of Strangers Helping Strangers 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 USA and donating it to food banks and charities in the cities and towns Strangefolk played. The first official food drive was held in 1998, and since then SHS has collected items for charities all over the country. In addition to working closely with Strangefolk, SHS has expanded over the years to work with hundreds of other bands.

The Primary Goal of Strangers Helping Strangers is to provide a resource for the fans, bands and venues in the music community to facilitate their charitable aims by providing organization, support and resources to care for those less fortunate and in need within the community by running food drives at concerts and festivals and then delivering the donations to local food banks, pantries and shelters near the venue at which it was collected.
Together we make a difference