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Items Needed to Restock LINK Food Pantry

Items needed include bagged beans and rice.

The holidays are over, but families in the area still need assistance from organizations like LINK Against Hunger.

The volunteer-run organization has been helping to provide food for those in need in the Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn areas for more than 40 years. 

Items currently needed include: 

• Soups - any kind
• Noodles - Top Ramen
• Bagged beans and/or rice
• Canned fruits
• Tomato sauce
• Canned chili
• Red beans
• Cannellini beans
• Canned peas
• Oatmeal packets
• Cereal - regular size or mini boxes
• Bagged snacks
• Cake and cookie mixes
• Toilet paper
• Paper towels
• Cleaning products
• Personal care products 
• Size five diapers 

Donations to LINK can be left at any of the LINK member churches. The list of churches can be found on LINK's website by clicking here. LINK churches in Herndon include: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Dranesville Church of the Brethren, Herndon United Methodist, St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church. 

Donations can also be dropped off at the LINK pantry in Herndon by special arrangement. To contact LINK to arrange a drop off, click here. 

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Mark Gunderman January 13, 2013 at 12:07 AM
A final 2012 note of appreciation from the LINK President. More than 600 volunteers worked for more than a week at the Thanksgiving and Christmas events to sort food, toys and clothing. We had scouting groups, church members, business employees; youth groups, fraternities and sororities, and even an entire baseball team come out to help with the events. A neighborhood association in Leesburg also provided refreshments and crafts for families who came to Christ the Redeemer Catholic. We had several Girl Scout troops get together to make duct tape stockings and fill gift bags for our seniors and single adults. They contacted area hotels, optometrists, and dentists to ask for donations. More than 60 bags were decorated and filled. Everywhere you looked, the Christmas Spirit was evident. As Mother Theresa wrote, “Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same—with charity you give love, so don’t just give monetary donations but reach out your hand to the needy whenever posssible.” Many hands were stretched out on November 17 and December 15 and I know the 1,593 families who came to LINK felt the love of their community. May your family be blessed with joy and peace in 2013! - Lisa Lombardozzi, LINK President If you have any questions about the range and depth of LINK’s support programs, please contact LINK President Lisa Lombardozzi at LisaLombo@signaturecos.com.

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