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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
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) - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ea9a7292-coopers
- Kentucky Fried Chicken (Tuesday or Wednesday mornings or afternoons) - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ea9a7292-kentucky
- Wawa (Monday & Thursday mornings) - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ea9a7292-wawa
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