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.

 

 

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” Dr. Seuss


 

 

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President's Message

Christmas does mean a little bit more. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. God’s love was expressed over and over during our Saturday, December 19th LINK Holiday Program. We needed more food in order to feed the families who signed up for assistance. We needed toys and lots of them to provide two toys for children newborn through 16 years of age. We needed 250 volunteers to help us distribute everything. We received everything we needed and were able to provide food for 3 – 5 days, $20,505 in grocery gift cards, 300 gently used winter clothing items and more than 4500 new toys for 716 families (3960 individuals). Everywhere you looked, there were people reaching out to help others. From the volunteers who stood outside in the cold to load the food into vehicles to the neighbors from a Loudoun community who served hot chocolate and food to families waiting in the cold to teenagers and adults who happily escorted families while they were choosing toys and food for their families. One gracious couple who received a gift bag filled by three Fairfax County Girl Scout troops remarked that “LINK volunteers make them feel special when their circumstances aren’t always joyful.” We would like to thank each and every one of our volunteers for the generous time you gave; Trinity Presbyterian Church, Christ the Redeemer Church and Herndon United Methodist Church for the space you gave, the custodial staff, and our church liaisons; and the businesses, schools, groups and individuals who conducted food, clothing and toy drives. God bless each and every one of you this wonderful Christmas season!


We would love to have you continue to help our community in 2016. Here are ways you can help -

 

  • Volunteers to Deliver Food to Families in January -  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 289,000 pounds of fresh vegetables, fruits and non-perishable food to more than 6400 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.

I will send out a separate email with our generous donors this Holiday Season. We live in an area where businesses, schools, and groups care about their neighbors and are willing to reach out to help.


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


 

Lisa Lombardozzi
LINK President
President@LINKAgainstHunger.org