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.

 

 

“What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole.” 1 Peter 1:3-5 (The Message)

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President's Message

Easter is a time for Christians to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. It is a daily hope of how the good will of God can overcome the forces of evil. With warmer temperatures and spring flowers sprouting from the cold ground, it seems to put a spring in our step – a sense of wonderful things to come. LINK is thrilled to have wonderful volunteers helping us serve those in need. Thank you to -

 

Individuals & Groups – Quilting group who donated lap quilts for young children, along with crocheted afghans for babies; Young Marines (youth group organization for kids 8 – 18 years of age) volunteered during our Stuff the Bus program; Girl Scout Troop 681 (Clearview Elementary) sorted food; Girl Scout Troop 6069 (Herndon Elementary) donated Birthday Bags filled with cake mix, icing and more for clients; Tiger Cub Pack 950 (Sterling)  helped sort food; and CYA 9th Grade Boys AAU Spartans Basketball team held the CYA PB&J Food Drive Games and asked players to bring a jar of peanut butter and every spectator bring a jar of jelly – they took in 128 jars of jelly and 148 jars of peanut butter!

 

Churches - Northern Virginia Church of Christ who volunteered on Martin Luther King Jr. day; King of King's Lutheran Church Youth Group volunteered as a part of ELCA World Hunger Lock In; Trinity Presbyterian Church collected food during its Souper Bowl of Caring; St. Joseph Catholic Church 8th Graders packed for one day of LINK deliveries; and Springfield United Methodist Church Youth volunteered as a part of 30-hour Famine for World Vision; Community Lutheran Church donated food;

 

Schools – Algonkian Elementary Souperbowl celebrated their 15th year collecting food for LINK; River Bend Middle School Leo Club conducted a food drive; L.L. Coates Elementary SCA hosted a food drive to benefit LINK; Stone Hill Middle School (Ashburn) helped sort food; and Nysmith School donated food for LINK;

 

Businesses – Costco Northeast Region is spring cleaning each month and donating excess items to LINK; Hunters For The Hungry donated several hundred pounds of venison – thank you to the Bane Family for transporting the meat; Fastran and Fairfax County coordinated a Stuff the Bus event in March and with the help of volunteers were able to collect over 1,000 pounds of food and more than $450 in donations; Mercedes-Benz and Audi of Chantilly employees collected food for LINK; and Diet Chef and MIQ Logistics donated soups and packaged meals to LINK.

 

Volunteers to Deliver Food to Families in April -  We need volunteers to help LINK deliver food in January. Deliveries are made any time after 4 pm on weekdays and between 1 pm – 4 pm on Saturdays. To 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 12:30 pm – 3 pm. To sign up to help, click here. LINK has distributed more than 295,000 pounds of fresh vegetables, fruits and non-perishable food to more than 6500 families. The food is donated by the Capital Area Food Bank.

 

School Food Rescue – The program is currently rescuing food from eleven schools (five in Fairfax County and six in Loudoun County) with an estimate of 21,000 pounds of food rescued from trash cans in 2015. We need volunteers to help out. 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.


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


 

Lisa Lombardozzi
LINK President
President@LINKAgainstHunger.org