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.

 

 

“Some days I wish I could go back in life, not to change things, just to feel a few things twice.”

Please use the "Quick "Links" at the left of this page to learn more about the listed subject.

 

President's Message

Father’s Day is around the corner and I can’t help but think about my own father. He passed away 18 months ago and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about him.  When you lose someone close to you, you wish sometimes that you could have a few more days, hours or even minutes with them. I want to wish all of the fathers in our LINK family the happiest of days. You are important to your children’s lives!  LINK would like to thank all of our volunteers in the past few months that helped us with food donations and volunteer time.

 

Volunteers Needed to Deliver Food to our Clients – LINK delivers Tuesday through Fridays (between 4 pm – 8 pm) and Saturdays (between 1 pm – 4 pm) to families in Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn.

Other Volunteer Opportunities –

  • 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 350,000 pounds of fresh vegetables, fruits and non-perishable food to more than 6500 families. The food is donated by the Capital Area Food Bank.
  • School Food Rescue – we rescue food from area schools in Fairfax and Loudoun County. Volunteers are needed to transport the food from the school to the pantry or other locations. To sign up to help, click here.
  • 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.
  • Donate to LINK – your donations are tax deductible and graciously welcomed! For more information and ways to give, visit our web page.

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

  • Schools Dominion High School special needs class volunteered monthly to help LINK sort and date food and they presented LINK with a signed picture of the students who have helped this school year; and River Bend Middle School, Algonkian Elementary and Horizon Elementary collected food for LINK in May.
  • Churches – 8th grade CCD at St. Veronica spent time in the LINK pantry learning about how we help those in our community and bagged rice, folded cloth bags, stocked shelves, cut box tops from Progresso soup cans, and sorted milk by date; Sterling United Methodist Church donated 300 bags of potatoes from their Potato Drop; and Northern Virginia Church of Christ had more than 30 volunteers who helped unload and sort food from the Simple Gestures event in June;
  • Individuals – LINK held an Easter Week food distribution and served 121 families (557 individuals) more than 12,000 pounds of food and had more than 50 volunteers.
  • Youth & Scouts – Loudoun Youth Advisory Council (Y.A.C) volunteered to help LINK in March; Chantilly Youth Association Basketball conducted a peanut butter and jelly collection for LINK.
  • Businesses & Organizations – PCCW Global held a food drive to benefit LINK in March; Great Falls Senior Center collected food in March for LINK; Sterling Lions Club dropped off a food donation in March; Comcast employees worked with LINK in April to sort food; Hershey employees spent several hours at the LINK pantry sorting food in April; Town of Herndon employees donated several boxes of food to LINK in April; Giant in Ashburn and Rotary Club of Ashburn collected hundreds of boxes of macaroni and cheese which they donated to LINK; Crops Plus filled up a large SUV with items they donated from a recent scrapbooking event in Herndon; CWPC, Inc. collected gently used grocery bags and made a monetary donation to LINK; Northwest Federal Credit Union employees collected food for LINK through their Acts of We campaign; and Dulles airport support donated leftover food to LINK in May.

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


 

Lisa Lombardozzi
LINK President
President@LINKAgainstHunger.org