Fareground's mission is to nourish our community by providing "pay what you can" delicious, locally-sourced, nutritious meals. Fareground will offer education and volunteer opportunities and be a gathering place where the entire community can share a good meal.

About Us

Kara Marie Dean-Assael is the co-founder of Fareground Cafe, which helps to create accessible and communal meals for all in the community of Beacon, NY. She is a mother, a social worker, a researcher, and a collaborator. She has worked as a social worker and researcher for the past 11 years and has collaborated with many diverse communities to create programs and changes for families in need. With a passion for social justice and social change, Kara realizes that concrete change must start right where one is standing and living no matter the length of time and she is committed to creating collaborative communities to create change.




Karen George currently holds the position of President for Fareground Community Cafe. She has volunteered with Fareground since its inception in 2011. Karen is a mother and a wife living in the Hudson Valley area. She works in New York City for a Consulting Firm during the week and dedicates her free time to Fareground and its mission and her community. Karen is passionate about giving everyone choices and resources in the community and strongly believes in helping with hunger and food security issues that communities are currently experiencing. Through Fareground and working with other Community Organizations, Karen believes a difference can be made.




Contact Info  fareground@gmail.com