This section is intended to assist you in finding quick answers to the questions LINK most often receives. Much of the information included here can also be found in other sections of this website. If you are interested in a service not offered by LINK or not covered in the following information, another website, www.211virginia.org, may be of help.
A. The guideline is up to four times in a calendar year and at least a month in between deliveries. If you continue to require assistance, you must be referred by a social worker. Fairfax County residents should call Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. Loudoun County residents should call Loudoun Cares at 703-669-4636.
A. Use by dates are provided by companies that package food in order to manage inventory by stocking and selling products based on Use By dates. For non-perishable foods, the Use By date does not affect the quality or nutritional value of the food. Since nearly all LINK food is donated, LINK chooses not to discard donations of edible food.
A. Please contact these social agencies if you need additional food assistance: Fairfax County residents should call Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. Loudoun County residents should call Loudoun Cares at 703-669-4636.
A. LINK does not provide prepared meals but delivers donated perishable and non-perishable food to your residence. Please contact LINK at 703-437-1776 to request a food delivery.
A. When LINK has sufficient funds, assistance is available in the Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn communities. You must contact the appropriate social agency to request assistance with rent, mortgage or utilities. The social agency representative will contact LINK on your behalf. Fairfax County residents should call Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880. Loudoun County residents should call Loudoun Cares at 703-669-4636.
A. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, address and phone number. We will get back to you with the Registration details.
A. Yes, when you register please tell the LINK representative that you need a delivery.
A. Loudoun residents can contact Holiday Coalition at 703-737-8367. Reston residents can contact Cornerstones at 571-323-1400 or Reston-Herndon F.I.S.H. at 703-391-0105.
A. You may come to one of the participating churches the day of the Holiday Program distribution on a walk-in basis after the registered clients have received their food. This is usually after 2:00 PM on the food distribution day. You will need to have a Photo ID and must live in Herndon, Sterling, or Ashburn in order to receive assistance. If food is available for walk-ins, it may be pre-packed and you won’t be able to pick out what you want.
A. A description of volunteer opportunities for the Annual Food Program is listed on the Volunteer tab of this website and a link is provided to sign-up, click here for the volunteer sign-up.
A. LINK has several member churches in Herndon and Sterling. You can drop the food off at one of these member churches Click here to see a list of LINK member churches, or a LINK volunteer can arrange to meet you at the pantry. In some cases, we can provide a volunteer to pick the food up at your location. . Before taking your donation, please call the church to confirm that it is open and able to accept the donation.
A. Please contact LINK, President@LINKagainsthunger.org, or call 703-437-1776 and tell us what your volunteer interest is. Volunteer opportunities are described on this website, click here, for additional information. Children are welcome to accompany an adult who is able to supervise their activities while performing volunteer tasks.
A. Please contact LINK, President@LINKagainsthunger.org, or 703-437-1776 and tell us of your interest in delivering food. If you belong to one of the LINK member churches you may contact your church representatives and they can assist you in signing up as a volunteer. Click here for a list of LINK member churches.
A. A description of volunteer opportunities is listed on the Volunteer tab of this website and a link is provided to sign-up, click here for the volunteer sign-up.
A. LINK has many ways students can volunteer. Please contact us at 703-437-1776, or President@linkagainsthunger.org, leave a message with your student’s name, age, phone number, and email address. A LINK representative will contact you to discuss volunteer opportunities and schedule volunteer time. We ask that an adult accompany elementary and middle school children while performing volunteer tasks. Students are also welcome to volunteer for the Annual Holiday Program. Please see above to learn how to volunteer.
A. There are several local thrift stores that offer clothing at very good prices. In Loudoun County, Good Shepherd Alliance has several locations – click here for a link to their website or call 703-724-1555. In Fairfax County, The Closet, located in Herndon offers a good selection of merchandise. Click here for a link to their website or call 703-437-7652.
A. LINK partners with The Closet in Herndon and Good Shepherd Alliance Thrift Stores in Loudoun County to occasionally provide free clothing for LINK clients. Qualified families are given vouchers authorizing them to obtain items without incurring a cost. Email us at email@example.com if you need to request a voucher. You can also contact a case worker at Good Shepherd Alliance by calling 703-724-1555 for more information about their voucher program.
A. Coats, gloves, hats, etc. are distributed as part of the Annual Holiday Food Program in November. If you are registered to receive food, you will receive a ticket when you pick-up your food, that allows you to get a coat, hats, etc, at a member church. This is a one-day only event and you must be registered for the Annual Holiday Food Program to receive a ticket.
A. LINK no longer offers beds or furniture.