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.
 

 

President's Message

 

The LINK Mobile Food Pantry is CANCELED for today (April 14th) due to the predicted weather. We will see everyone next month - May 12th.

 

But God showed His love to us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
(Romans 5:8 NLV)

Easter – children in brightly colored outfits, eggs dyed in pastel colors, children bent over seeking hidden eggs, flowers poking their heads out of the winter ground, and rebirth appearing after a cold winter. I believe God loves seeing the joy on our face when we wake up to a blue, sunny sky where warm weather greets us. We can fail in many ways, but God is there to forgive us at every turn.  In John 13:34, God sends us a commandment to love one another. Loving our neighbors and those in need is what LINK tries to do. Through the help of our volunteers, we hope to show our clients that they are loved.


We see the good works in our LINK pantry day after day. Thank you to the following individuals/groups/businesses that have helped LINK –

  • Area Businesses Infinity Conference Group who donated food to LINK in January;  MGP Retail Consulting donated 4 car loads of food to the pantry; Dr. Scott B. Cypher in Sterling (a doctor with a heart that wants to give back) donated funds and food to LINK in February; Harris IT Services began regular food donations to LINK in February; SRA (whose corporate office is located in Fairfax) began monthly donations to LINK; Loudoun County Sherriff’s Office donated several hundred stuffed animals to LINK’s Mobile Food Pantry – the stuffed animals were donated by area scouts, but the donation was so successful that they were able to share with area groups like LINK;
  • Churches – Calvary United Methodist Youth who helped LINK during their 30 hour famine event; Trinity Presbyterian Church donated almost 600 items and monetary donations to LINK through its Souper Sunday; St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church conducted a huge diaper drive for LINK in February;
  • Youth & Scouts – A 6 Year Old Girl and her parents organized a birthday party celebration around helping LINK sort food – this was the 2nd year in a row for this amazing way to celebrate their child’s birthday; another Loudoun 6th grader also chose to celebrate her birthday with LINK; Brownie Troop 681 (Clearview Elementary) helped sort food in the pantry; donated Girl Scout Cookies; Chantilly Youth Association Basketball players conducted a successful Peanut Butter & Jelly drive during their March basketball games, filling the shelves; Armstrong ES 6th graders met with our LINK Pantry Manager, Mr. Bob, and discussed ways for the youth to give back to their community;
  • LINK is blessed to work with adults and youth needing service hours – it could be school related, scout related or court ordered – we have found that these individuals work hard and find joy in giving back.

Want to get involved? LINK has several ways you can help –

 

Top Food Needs – Here is a list of our top food needs – Dried soups (like ramen noodles), Canned Chicken, Boxed Meal Helpers (like Hamburger Helper), Canned Fruit, Tomato Products, Cleaning products, Laundry detergent, Feminine products, and Toiletries.

 

Love Your Neighbor, Feed Your Neighbor – On May 2nd, please mark your calendar for the 4th annual multi-faith food drive. In 2014, nearly 90,000 lbs of food were donated to seven food pantries and four Backpack Buddies programs in Loudoun County. 2013 showed a 27% increase in donations over the previous year.  Three LINK member churches, Community Lutheran Church, Immanuel Mar Thoma, and St. Matthew Episcopal Church, are among the 2015 partners. For more information, visit the website.

 

School Food Rescue – In 2012, LINK began rescuing food from two Fairfax elementary schools. In 2015, we have added 3 schools in Loudoun County (Horizon ES, Trailside MS, and Cedar Lane ES bringing the total number of schools to 10! To sign up to help at one of these schools, click here.

 

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


 

Lisa Lombardozzi
LINK President
President@LINKAgainstHunger.org