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

“I've learned that people will forget what you said,

people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou

LINK tries to help people in our community who need a little extra help to make ends meet. By providing food and other items from our pantry, we hope that they will be able to tackle the many other obstacles that are put in front of them. Food is a basic necessity and LINK depends on individuals and businesses to donate food and toiletry items to stock the shelves. We depend on our amazing volunteers to pick up food, shelve the food, pack the food, and deliver it to the families.

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

  • Centreville United Methodist Church held a Potato Drop and donated 100 five pound bags of potatoes to LINK in May.
  • Schools - Cedar Lane Elementary School and Lowes Island Elementary held food drives for LINK during the month of May and June. Dominion, Potomac Falls, and Park View High Schools all donated leftover food from the school cafeteria at the end of the school year to LINK. The food was distributed to our pantry, Kendrick Court apartments, Salvation Army Meals on Wheels program, Cascade Village apartments, and Embry Rucker Shelter.
  • St. Joseph Men’s Society hosted a LINK Food Drive the weekend of May 24-25th. They donated more than 100 bags/boxes of food and also collected several thousand dollars to benefit LINK.
  • BB&T employees from Loudoun County volunteered at the monthly Mobile Food Pantry and dropped off much-needed paper goods to LINK. The project is called Lighthouse Project and hopes to serve as a beacon for neighbors in need.
  • Scouts & Youth –Shane, an Eagle Scout candidate collected 2,000 pounds of food for LINK. Daisy Troop 2274 from Sterling sold cookies and several families chose to donate the cookies they purchased to LINK. The girls brought the cookies and other pantry items they collected from their homes to the pantry. They learned how the food is distributed and even watched the cookies they brought go into bags for four families that same day! Girl Scout Junior Troop 905 donated cookies and helped deliver frozen pizzas that had been donated by Safeway of Sterling to Embry Rucker Shelter.
  • Rob Duchesneau and his wife are retiring and leaving the area. Rob has volunteered with LINK for more than 22 years and he and his wife have served in various capacities throughout that timeframe. You will be missed, but never forgotten.

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

Food Deliveries to Client Homes in July –L INK delivers food to families living in Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn Tuesdays – Saturdays throughout the year. If you would like to volunteer to help us deliver during July, click here


Phone Coordinator Needed – we are seeking someone who would be willing to retrieve messages remotely and coordinate food deliveries during the last two weeks of December. If you are interested, please contact Lisa – president@linkagainsthunger.org.

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Floris United Methodist Bakery Drop-Offs - LINK is now providing bakery goods and some produce Saturday evenings to Floris United Methodist Church for distribution following the Spanish-language service.  Volunteers pick up the food items around 5:30 from the Incoming Table at the pantry and drop the off at FUMC.  To sign up to help -  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044EA9A7292-floris.


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.


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


Lisa Lombardozzi
LINK President