What We Do

LINK runs several programs to provide food and financial assistance to families in Hendon and Sterling, Virginia communities.

A trunk full of donated canned goods

Food Deliveries

LINK's Food Program is our primary mission and through it we supply food to people within the Herndon and Sterling, Virginia communities. LINK delivers Tuesday through Fridays (4pm - 8pm) and Saturdays (1pm - 4pm). In 2023, LINK delivered to 3,900+ families and provided $156,000+ in grocery gift cards.  Note: LINK no longer delivers to Ashburn or provides grocery gift cards after June 30, 2024.

Clients picking food during holiday distributions

Holiday Distributions

Every year our goal is to provide each family with additional Holiday help. In prior years, we provided 3 to 5 days of non-perishable food, a voucher for coats and warm clothing, gifts for children 16 and under, and grocery gift cards (as funds allow). 

A hand giving money

Financial Assistance

Partnered with Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning and Loudoun Cares, LINK provides financial assistance for utilities and rent to prevent service disconnection and eviction.

Volunteers manning tables at Mobile Food Pantry

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. 

Pre-made sandwiches from stores

Store Food Rescue

LINK rescues food from several area restaurants or stores. Our clients love receiving delicious food from these locations - Wawa (Sterling), Kentucky Fried Chicken (Sterling), Trader Joe's (Reston), and Target (Sterling). 

Milk cartons from school lunches

School Food Rescue

LINK rescues food from area schools in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Pick ups usually occur on Mondays during the school year.