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

 

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."(1 Peter 4:8)

 

Summer is typically wedding season and the verse above is frequently associated with marriage. However, it is a verse that should be used in all of our lives.  As sinners, we all have faults and “warts”, but it seems easier to see those in others than to recognize them in ourselves.  We should strive to have an attitude of forgiveness when it comes to the relationships in our lives. We are asked to love others because God first loved us. LINK seeks to make our clients feel loved and valued. We would love to have you volunteering with us to make a difference in our community!


Thank you to the following individuals/groups/businesses that have helped LINK –

  • Volunteers – Tonya B. and her group of women volunteered for several hours in the pantry as a way to give back to the community; Sommerset Retirement Community collected a monetary donation for LINK; Two Missionary Sisters from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are volunteering this summer to help keep our Pantry clean and organized.
  • Schools Armstrong Elementary 6th Graders conducted a Hunger Awareness program and a Food Drive for LINK; Loudoun County Public Schools donated food to LINK when the school year closed for the summer.
  • Churches – Our Lady of Hope (Sterling) donated two car loads of items to the LINK Pantry.
  • Youth & Scouts – Girl Scout Troop 4137 (Ashburn) dropped off cookies as well as food the girls collected and sorted and shelved a van load of food.

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

 

Volunteer List to Pick up Large Food Donations – from time to time, LINK will receive large food donations from businesses or schools and we need volunteers to help. If you would like to be on an email list of potential volunteers, please send an email to President@linkagainsthunger.org.

 

Top Food Needs – Here is a list of our top food needs – jelly, hearty canned soup, canned chicken, boxed rice/pasta side dishes, canned fruit, tomato sauce, boxed potatoes, as well as paper products and toiletries.

 

Deliver Food to LINK Clients in August – We need volunteers to help LINK deliver food in August. Deliveries are made any time after 4 pm on weekdays and between 1 pm – 4 pm on Saturdays. To sign up, click here.

 

Looking for Something to do at Home? LINK has received some large (really large) bags of rice and flour and we need to break it down into small Ziploc sized bags. Great job to do at home! Email us if you are interested  - volunteer@linkagainsthunger.org.  

 

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 1 pm – 4 pm. To sign up to help, click here. LINK has distributed more than 228,000 pounds of fresh vegetables, fruits and non-perishable food to more than 5800 families. The food is donated by the Capital Area Food Bank.

 

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


 

Lisa Lombardozzi
LINK President
President@LINKAgainstHunger.org