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.



“It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.Psalm 74:17 (NIV)

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President's Message

Did you know that Jesus taught his disciples that it was important for them to take a vacation? Jesus' disciples traveled from town to town telling others about God and His love for them. They traveled every day preaching, teaching, and healing the sick. When Jesus saw how tired they were, he said to them, "Come with me to a quiet place and get some rest."  Summer is a time for rest and rejuvenation -  a time to refuel our bodies for the busy fall.  Summer is a busy time for LINK – children are home from school and we see an increase in the number of people needing help. We couldn’t fill the needs without help from you! Thank you to –


Individuals & Groups – Girl Scout Brownie Mom Jil purchased recyclable bags for LINK. We use recyclable bags to carry our deliveries to client’s homes and they have a limited lifespan.


Churches – Sterling United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School sent their 4th and 5th graders to help sort & date food; St. Matthews Episcopal Church’s "Mission Possible" team of youth helped sort food for LINK.


Businesses – Salient held a food drive in June to benefit LINK. Lockheed Martin held a competition across four of its sites. The Flight Service organization in Ashburn won when they collected 995 pounds of food for LINK.


LINK Delivery Help Needed for August – We are looking for volunteers to help deliver food to our LINK families Tuesday – Saturday during the month of August. Week day deliveries can be made between 4 pm – 8 pm and Saturday deliveries can be made between 1 pm – 4 pm. We hope to have two families per day so that each family will make 2-3 deliveries. To sign up, go to - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ea9a7292-20167.


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 315,000 pounds of fresh vegetables, fruits and non-perishable food to more than 6700 families. The food is donated by the Capital Area Food Bank.


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