What We Do
Our Reach
Families receive food each month
Deliveries provided to 13,828 people since March
Total financial assistance provided
LINK's Food Program is our primary mission and through it we supply emergency food to people within the Herndon, Sterling, and Ashburn, Virginia communities
LINK provided Grocery Gift Cards for home deliveries and our holiday program ($60,505). We also provided Financial Assistance to 40 clients totaling $12,478 in Northern Virginia. This financial assistance helped clients cover their rent and utilities.
Working with area schools, LINK volunteers pick up surplus unopened, perishable items from school lunches, and include them in our food deliveries. The program began in March 2012 with one elementary school – Dranesville Elementary in Fairfax County and now we rescue food from 5 schools in Fairfax County and on a county-wide basis in Loudoun County. The food typically rescued includes individual milk cartons, yogurt, fruit, and snacks. LINK is able to include the food in the regular weekly food deliveries to families and also shares the food with Cascade Village Apartments and Embry Rucker Shelter.
Mobile Food Pantry – LINK has distributed more than 350,000 pounds of fresh vegetables, fruits and non-perishable food to more than 6400 families. We could use volunteers to help at our Mobile Food Pantry events which are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the rear parking lot at Christ the Redeemer Church from 12 pm – 2 pm. The food is donated by the Capital Area Food Bank.
Every year our goal is to provide each family with additional Holiday help. In prior years, in
November - we provide
- 3 to 5 days of non-perishable food
- A voucher for coats and warm clothing
- Grocery gift cards (as funds allow)

December - we provide
- 3 to 5 days of non-perishable food
- Gifts for children 16 and under
- Grocery gift cards (as funds allow)

In 2021, LINK will only provide food and grocery gift cards to holiday program registrants.
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