Need Emergency Food Support?
LINK provides emergency food to people in the Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn areas of Northern, Virginia. If you have an emergency food request, please call LINK at 703-437-1776 and leave a message in the mailbox for food assistance. A LINK volunteer will contact you to verify your need and schedule a delivery as appropriate.
LINK offers Holiday Assistance to clients living in Herndon, Sterling or Ashburn.
For 2021, LINK will be distributing pre-packed food in a drive-through system on 3 different dates - Nov. 20, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. You MUST be pre-registered for the date. No new clients will be processed on these dates.
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Mobile Food Pantry
On the second Tuesday of each month, LINK offers a Mobile Food Pantry in the rear parking lot of Christ the Redeemer Church (46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling) from 11 am - 1 pm (or until the food is all distributed). The food is donated by the Capital Area Food Bank and usually consists of vegetables, fruits and canned goods. There are no restrictions - anyone who shows up can receive the food.
Request Financial Assistance
Assistance is provided to individuals or families referred by specific county agencies or the clergy of LINK member churches. Financial assistance is limited to those living in the LINK service area of Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn areas of Northern, Virginia. Assistance is provided to people in crisis where there is no other sufficient means of support and as funds allow. No payment will be made unless there is a reasonable expectation that the individual will be self-sufficient after the assistance.
INDIVIDUALS NEEDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE COUNTY AGENCY FOR THE AREA IN WHICH THEY RESIDE. PLEASE DO NOT CALL LINK DIRECTLY. LINK Financial assistance is provided through:
- Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning for residents in the Herndon area of Fairfax County at 703-222-0880
- Loudoun Cares for residents in the eastern part of Loudoun County at 703-669-4636
These organizations have trained personnel to screen for qualified candidates and can assure that people first meet LINK's specific criteria before contacting LINK. And, by working through these agencies, funds from other local charities may be available and the person needing assistance may be referred to other programs that can provide additional types of assistance. Typically, funds provided by LINK are for utility costs (if there is a cut-off notice), and rental housing (after an eviction notice).