Welcome to LINK, Inc.

LINK, Inc. is a non-profit, 501C3 charity that exists to provide emergency food to people in need in the Herndon, Sterling, and Ashburn, Virginia communities. The all-volunteer staff members at LINK believe in the power of selfless service and the importance of providing people in crisis with unconditional love. Click here to watch a video that explains LINK's mission.

Quick "Links"

Want to help?

Click here to go to SignUpGenius and see a list of LINK's current need for volunteers.

Need more information about LINK's Holiday Program?

Click here to learn about our Holiday Program.

Need food?

Click here to see the qualifications and procedures for requesting emergency food.

Have food to donate?

Click here to learn What foods are needed most right now.

LINK Mobile Food Pantry

Click here to learn about LINK's Mobile Food Pantry.

Rescue the Food

Click here to learn how LINK Volunteers "rescue" good usable food from school dumpsters.

LINK Schedule of Events

Click here to learn about LINK's upcoming events.



“Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.” Mark 10:43 (MSG)

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President's Message

Serving others is good for our soul. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. God shaped us to serve, not to be self -centered. He knows how service to others will bless us as well as the community around us.  Our LINK Holiday Programs are just around the corner and we need your help! Here are some of our volunteer needs:


Online Volunteer Opportunities –

  • Holiday Program – we need volunteers to help with our holiday program. We need help assisting at our Thanksgiving (Nov. 11 – 18) and Christmas (Dec. 11) events. To sign up to help, click here.  To sign up for the Coat Distribution, click here. We have a record number of families signed up for help this year (887 families; 4628 individuals) and we need food donations, gently used coats & winter clothing, and new toys for newborn – 16 years of age. Many neighborhoods will be able to donate through the Scouting for Food program on Saturday, Nov. 11th, but other donations can be dropped off at any of our member churches which can be found on our website at this link. No donation amount is too small!!! If your school, group or business would like to coordinate a food, coat and/or toy drive for us – please let me know!
  • Food Deliveries to Clients - LINK delivers Tuesday through Fridays (between 4 pm – 8 pm) and Saturdays (between 1 pm – 4 pm) to families in Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn. To sign up to help deliver for LINK in November, click here.
  • Mobile Food Pantry - we need volunteers to help at our Mobile Food Pantry events which are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the rear parking lot at Christ the Redeemer Church from 12:30 pm – 3 pm. To sign up to help, click here. The food is donated by the Capital Area Food Bank.
  • School Food Rescue – we rescue food from area schools in Fairfax and Loudoun County. Volunteers are needed to transport the food from the school to the pantry or other locations. To sign up to help, click here.
  • Top Food Needs – Here is a list of our top food needs – hearty canned soup, canned chicken, boxed rice/pasta side dishes, canned fruit, tomato sauce, boxed potatoes, as well as paper products and toiletries.
  • Donate to LINK – your donations are tax deductible and graciously welcomed! For more information and ways to give, visit our web page.

For other volunteer opportunities, contact us at president@linkagainsthunger.org and check our SignUpGenius link  below –


Lisa Lombardozzi
LINK President