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.

 

 

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston S. Churchill

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President's Message

More than 800 families will be signing up for holiday food, gently used winter clothing and new toys.

 

Fall brings cooler temperatures and anticipating the upcoming holiday season. We are preparing for our two Holiday Programs. We will have approximately 800 families (3300+ individuals) that will register for our Thanksgiving and Christmas programs. We will need hundreds of volunteers to help us sort food, escort clients, and restock items. We will also need groups, schools and businesses to coordinate Food, Gently Used Coat, and New Toy drives. No business or group is too small! If your group/business/school would like to coordinate a drive to benefit LINK, please contact us at president@linkagainsthunger.org.

Holiday Program – we will need hundreds of volunteers beginning in October to register clients, sort food, sort clothing, sort toys, pick up donations from area schools/businesses, and escort clients. We’d love your help! Here are our holiday needs –

  • Register clients – we need volunteers (especially Spanish speaking volunteers) to register the families for our program on October 5th and 6th. To sign up, click here.

  • November Program – we need volunteers beginning Nov. 12th to help with this program. To sign up, click here.

  • December Program – we need volunteers beginning Dec. 10th to help. To sign up, click here.

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 October or November click here

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.

Wawa Food Harvest - LINK is beginning a new program where we rescue food from Wawa (located in Sterling, off Rte. 606) on Mondays and Thursdays. We are looking for a volunteer to pick up the food between 9 am - 11:30 am. If you can help, please sign up - 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 pm – 3 pm. To sign up to help, click here. The food is donated by the Capital Area Food Bank.

Simple Gesture - we need volunteers to help unload food that is donated to LINK by "A Simple Gesture" program. The program is every other month on Saturdays from 9:30 am - 11 am at Christ the Redeemer Church. To sign up to help, click here.

 

LINK would like to thank

  • Zachary, a 10 year old student at Lowes Island Elementary washed neighbor's cars and donated all of the money to LINK. He is also working on a food collection and will be dropping off donations when he rescues food with his mom. 

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chantilly Wardheld a day of service on Sept. 8th. They dated a large amount of food stored in the LINK auxiliary pantry and moved and stocked several truck loads at the pantry.  They contributed toilet paper, paper towels, diapers. cleaning products, and food.

  • Cisco employees volunteered as a group at our Mobile Food Pantry.

  • Trinity Presbyterian church members, Pat and Dave, replaced rotting wood on the LINK pantry.

  • American Real Estate Partners will be donating leftover fruit on an ongoing basis to LINK.

  • K12 collected food and money for LINK during the summer.

  • Word of Life International 2nd grade summer campers worked in our pantry over 2 days.

  • Verizon employees and interns spent a day working with LINK in our pantry.

  • NW Capital Management collected food for LINK during the summer.

    employees continue to volunteer regularly and donated fans and recyclable cloth bags to LINK. Their Health & Wellness Outreach Committee also donated much needed funds and food to LINK.

  • Northwest Federal Credit Union employees continue to volunteer regularly and donated fans and recyclable cloth bags to LINK. Their Health & Wellness Outreach Committee also donated much needed funds and food to LINK.

  • JK Moving founder, Chuck Kuhn began the JK Community Farm, a nonprofit farm to address food insecurity for residents in the Washington region. LINK is a proud recipient of some of the produce.

  • St. Matthew's Victory Garden  and Herndon Farmer's Market donated produce during the summer growing season.

  • St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Ashburn donated food and gift cards to LINK.

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


 

Lisa Lombardozzi
LINK President
President@LINKAgainstHunger.org