Welcome to LINK, Inc.
The all-volunteer staff at LINK provide emergency food to people in need in the Herndon, Sterling, and Ashburn, Virginia communities.
Request emergency food or financial support in Northern Virginia
We welcome both financial contributions and food donations
Would you or your organization like to help sort, package, or deliver food
Holiday Program
Thanks for the tremendous outpouring of generosity by so many, LINK's 2021 holiday program served over 1,008 families and 5,284 individuals. We distributed over 40,000 pounds of food, 3500+ toys, and nearly $57,000 in grocery gift cards. We thank the many volunteers who helped us collect, sort, and package food items, register clients, direct traffic, and load distributions onto vehicles. We are humbled by your compassion and generosity.

The 2022 holiday program will be on November 19th and December 17th. Additional information coming soon. Registrations open in early October.
LINK Covid-19 Response & Needs
These times are tough. They are challenging. They are scary. People are hurting everywhere we turn. So many people have lost their jobs and aren't sure how to make it through the week or the month. LINK is trying to help as many people as we can. Train's song, "Calling All Angels", has a great line in it - "And I won't give up if you don't give up". LINK needs volunteers like you to help us continue assisting others. We won't give up, if you keep offering help through donations, prayers, and volunteer time.

If you would like to help, here are some ways to help -

Drop off food at Herndon United Methodist Church (701 Bennett St., Herndon) - there is a container in the front of the church to put your donations inside.
Donate food to LINK through our AMAZON WISH LIST - many of our member churches are closed during this time, so this is an easy way to donate food to LINK. Click here to view our WISH LIST
Volunteer to deliver food for LINK. Click here to view the current delivery needs.
Volunteer to pick up food at area restaurants. Click here to view the restaurants - view the tabs at the top for options.
Donate funds to help provide grocery gift cards. Click here to donate.

LINK Wish List of Donations—Jelly, Peanut Butter, Hearty Soups, Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, etc.), Canned Corn, Canned Carrots, Canned Peas, Canned Potatoes, Pasta Sauce, Canned Tomatoes (diced type), Canned pasta (like Chef Boyardee), Boxed Potatoes, Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Snack items for kids, Baking products (oil, flour, sugar, etc.), Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap), Toilet paper and Paper towels.

We are asking our delivery volunteers to communicate with the families that their food will be left on their doorstep and they will knock or ring to announce that the food has been delivered at an agreed upon time.

We continue to encourage our volunteers to stay home if they are not feeling well, as an additional safeguard to keep everyone healthy. We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves, and we will do everything in our power to continue helping the families in our community, while also striving to keep everyone safe. Now more than ever, we realize how small our world is, and the importance of coming together to help those in need.

Thank you for your continued support during this concerning time. We hope you and your family stays safe and healthy and we appreciate your support in keeping everyone safe during this time.
Volunteers Needed for Restaurant Pickups
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that takes one hour or less? LINK rescues food from several area restaurants-stores. Our clients love receiving delicious food from these locations - Wawa (Sterling), Kentucky Fried Chicken (Sterling) and Coopers Hawk Winery (Reston). This is an easy way to volunteer and makes a big impact!
- Coopers Hawk (Tuesday mornings at 10 am) -
- Kentucky Fried Chicken (Tuesday or Wednesday mornings or afternoons) -
- Wawa (Monday & Thursday mornings) -
If you share our compassion for those in need , please visit our sign up Genius Page to see a complete list of of events and opportunities
LINK delivers Tuesday through Fridays (between 4 pm – 8 pm) and Saturdays (between 1 pm – 4 pm) to families in Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn.
The Capital Area Food Bank donates food to our Mobile Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed, 12pm - 3pm every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Christ the Redeemer Church.
We need volunteers to help unload food that is donated to LINK by "A Simple Gesture" program. The program is every other month on Saturdays from 9:30 am - 11 am at Christ the Redeemer Church.
We rescue food from area schools in Fairfax and Loudoun County. Volunteers are needed to transport food from the schools to pantries or other locations.
LINK was in desperate need of a new and improved website, one that was mobile responsive. After several years of praying, Perfect Sense steps in and selects LINK as a mission project. Perfect Sense was founded with giving back to its community core to its mission. After four months of intensive work, they presented the new website to LINK. Words cannot express our gratitude for their hard work and passion for giving back to the community in which they work. As an added bonus, Perfect Sense provides lunch for their employees every day and the leftovers are donated to LINK. A win - win for everyone!!
Our Partners

  • Northwest Federal Credit Union employees continue to volunteer regularly and donated fans and recyclable cloth bags to LINK.

  • Airbus locations in Herndon & Ashburn donate food, gently used coats, and new toys to our Holiday Program.

  • PerfectSense donated all of their employee's time to put together a new and improved website. They continue to donate unused food from employee lunches.

  • Capital Area Food Bank

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chantilly Ward. Held a day of service on Sept. 8th

  • St. Matthew's Victory Garden and Herndon Farmer's Market donated produce during the summer growing season.

  • St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Ashburn donated food and gift cards to LINK.

  • United Way