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.

 

 

“Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.” — Proverbs 16:31

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President's Message

50% Of Seniors Who are At-Risk of Being Food Insecure Live Above the Poverty Line

 

The National Council for Aging Care published a report on Senior Hunger and wrote that Craig Gundersen, a professor at the University of Illinois and food security expert, said that the main areas where food insecurity is increasing the most is among Americans making less than $30,000 per year and those between the ages of 60 and 69. The factors that can cause hunger among seniors are living alone, age, and education level. LINK has noticed an increased request for help from this population, as well. It is important for everyone to look after the elderly in our community. We are all going to be a senior at some point in our life and it is the right thing to do.

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 May, June, July or August 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.

Food Coordinator - Volunteers are needed to help retrieve the messages left by clients needing our help. It's a great opportunity for someone who needs the flexibility of working from home, but really wants to make a direct impact on struggling and marginalized people in the community. The volunteer would retrieve the messages, contact the clients and coordinate the delivery date for food.  If you might be interested, please send an email to president@linkagainsthunger.org and we can provide you with detailed instructions.

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

  • Crops Plus hosted a scrapbooking event and collected food for LINK. This annual event fills a large SUV each time!
  • Briar Woods High School seniors worked in the pantry sorting food and packing for outgoing deliveries. This helped satisfy their community service hours requirements.
  • Cisco employees put together a package of LINK Needs via Amazon.com - what a creative way to help fill our open shelves!
  • LGS Innovations, LLC collected food for LINK during the month of April.
  • Trinity Presbyterian Sunday School students created handmade cards for our LINK clients. A card was included in each outgoing food delivery.  
  • Town of Herndon collected food for LINK (300+ bags) during its Big Truck Days. 

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


 

Lisa Lombardozzi
LINK President
President@LINKAgainstHunger.org