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

 

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:4)


Author, salesman and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar believed that everyone could have, do and be more. He has a lot of wonderful quotes about making the most of your life. He said, “Success is not measured by what you do compared to what others do, it is measured by what you do with what God gave you.”  LINK believes that by helping our community and individuals we can have a positive impact on their lives. You never know when a kind word or thoughtful action will change someone’s day or life. God asks us to love our neighbors and that is what we strive to do. 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 –

  • Love Your Neighbor, Feed Your Neighbor 2015 – we happily received more than 13,000 pounds of food in the annual Loudoun LYNFYN food drive. One of our LINK churches, Immanuel Mar Thoma volunteered for a week at area grocery stores collecting more than 4,000 pounds of food from people shopping for their own groceries.
  • Area Businesses Crops Plus held their annual Scrapbooking event and collected food, toiletries, and more, filling up a large SUV; Northwest Federal Credit Union managers volunteered in the pantry in April.
  • Churches – four volunteers from First Baptist Church of Herndon helped with the LYNFYN donations.
  • Youth & Scouts – we love working with families – LINK regularly has volunteers of all ages as families will work together to sort food or help out in the pantry; Girl Scout Junior Troop 905 brought more than 50 boxes of cookies and helped sort food from the LYNFYN donation; Teens on Spring Break helped in the pantry; Daisy Troop 2233 met with our Pantry manager to talk about what LINK does and donated cookies; Girl Scout Troop 703 dropped off toiletries which they bagged for LINK; special needs classes from Dominion and Freedom High Schools helped sort food by expiration date; Caleigh celebrated her eighth birthday sorting food in the cave along with her friends; Cate and Lauren, seniors at Stone Bridge High School, and Stephen, a Boy Scout merit badge candidate, and his dad, Renee, helped get the pantry ready for the LYNFYN donations, as well as taking perishable food to Embry Rucker; Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Sterling Cookie Cupboard donated more than 22 cases of cookies to LINK.
  • Angels continue to bless the pantry and our neighbors-in-need.  Several packers purchase items that our neighbors request.  Other angels continue to stock the shelves with needed items and clean up. One of our scouting volunteers likes the LINK logo of three people holding hands - the Holy Spirit moves through us all as we hold hands together.

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, canned chicken, canned meat dishes such as chili, canned fruit, boxed rice/pasta side dishes, boxed potatoes, toilet paper, paper towels, and toiletries.

 

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.

 

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