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.

 

 

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President's Message

It must be Fall because the smell of pumpkin spice can be found in coffee, candles and department stores. I enjoy the coming change in season – the cooler temperatures, beautiful colors on the trees, the sound of football games, and the smells associated with the season. God’s beauty is all around us! LINK is beginning to prepare for our busiest time of the year – the holidays. Hundreds of volunteers will be needed for our holiday programs. Here are some ways you can help -

 

Online Volunteer Opportunities –

  • Holiday Program – we need volunteers to help with our holiday program. We need help registering clients, picking up cardboard boxes and assisting at our Thanksgiving and Christmas events. To sign up to help, click here. NOTE: we will be posting our Thanksgiving and Christmas lists in the next two weeks.
  • 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 September and/or October, 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.

Thank you to the following individuals/groups/businesses that have helped LINK –

  • Schools Herndon Elementary donated leftover food which had been donated from F.A.I.T.H. for their summer students filling an SUV to the brim;
  • Churches – Grace Covenant Church (Sterling) hosted a food drive during the summer for LINK; Sterling United Methodist Church Youth (21 4th and 5th graders) worked in the pantry sorting food; Word of Life International Church youth helped at the LINK pantry during the summer; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bishop Storehouse donated $1000 worth of food to the LINK pantry; St. Matthew’s garden continued to supply fresh produce for the LINK pantry during the summer; Herndon United  Methodist Church 5th and 6th grade Vacation Bible School students made winter hats for LINK to distribute during its holiday program and the LDS Chantilly Ward Centreville Stake will host their Day to Serve on September 9th with more than 75 individuals of all ages who will help beautify the outside of the pantry, sort and move food, and much more
  • Individuals – Bane Family donated 30+ packs of frozen sausage to LINK from a hog they had raised.
  • Youth & Scouts – Chris, an Eagle Scout candidate worked to strengthen our wooden shelves in our offsite pantry; and two 9 year olds helped break down rice into smaller bags and sorted food;
  • Businesses & Organizations –Northwest Federal Credit Union employees collected food for LINK through their Acts of We campaign; Leidos donated more than 800 pounds of food to LINK; and CWPS (Chantilly) donated grocery gift cards, as well as gently used plastic grocery bags.

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


 

Lisa Lombardozzi
LINK President
President@LINKAgainstHunger.org