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Welcome to North Kent Connect

Vision: A community of thriving people.

Mission: North Kent Connect is a Christian organization committed to improving the lives of all people in northern Kent County by providing access to basic needs and promoting economic independence.

February Food Assistance

NKC Farm StandWhat you need to know:

As you may know. the State of Michigan made some adjustments to food stamps in order to ensure that the federal government’s shutdown didn't impact Michigander’s food security. You can review the full press release here.

It’s important for anyone who receives this assistance to know that there will not be any food assistance in February.

To supplement this, we suggest utilizing the food trucks and community meals. See below for the current listings.

In addition, the NKC Farm Stand provides locally grown produce to anyone in the community 300% at or below the Federal Poverty Guideline at half the cost. This is made possible through a collaborative partnership with Access of West Michigan and four other pantries in Kent County. Heart of West Michigan United Way funds this project.

The Farm Stand is located in the North Kent Connect Store and is available when The Market is closed.

For more information, please call North Kent Connect at (616) 866-3478.

February Food Pantries & Food Trucks

Tuesday, 2/5 - God's Potluck Meal at St. John Paul II Parish
3110 17 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs, MI 49319
5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 2/7 - God's Community Kitchen Meal at St. Charles Catholic Church
505 S. Lafayette St. Greenville, MI 48838
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 2/7 - The Springs Church (Community Meal)
135 N Grant; Cedar Springs MI
5:30-6:30 pm

Friday, 2/8 - Food Truck at Sparta Schools
480 South Street, Sparta, MI
5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 1/26 - Food Truck at Zion Lutheran Church
582 Lamoreaux Dr NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321
1:00 p.m.

Monday, 2/11 North Kent Connect
Senior Monthly Commodities
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 2/12 - Food Truck at Sparta Baptist Church
38 South Street, Sparta, MI
5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 2/12 - God's Potluck Meal at St. John Paul II Parish
3110 17 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs, MI 49319
5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 2/14 - God's Community Kitchen Meal at St. Charles Catholic Church
505 S. Lafayette St. Greenville, MI 48838
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 2/14 - The Springs Church (Community Meal)
135 N Grant, Cedar Springs MI
5:30-6:30 pm

Friday, 2/15 - Food Truck at Alpine Baptist Church
692 7 Mile Rd NW, Comstock Park
4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 2/19 - God's Potluck Meal at St. John Paul II Parish
3110 17 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs, MI 49319
5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 2/21 North Kent Connect
Senior Pantry
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, 2/21 - The Springs Church (Community Meal)
135 N Grant; Cedar Springs MI
5:30-6:30 pm

Thursday, 2/21 - God's Community Kitchen Meal at St. Charles Catholic Church
505 S. Lafayette St. Greenville, MI 48838
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday, 2/22 - Food Truck at Peace Lutheran Church
1225 12 Mile Road NW, Sparta, MI
5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 2/23 - Food Truck at Zion Lutheran Church
582 Lamoreaux Dr NW, Comstock Park, MI
1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 2/26 - God's Potluck Meal at St. John Paul II Parish
3110 17 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs, MI 49319
5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 2/28 - God's Community Kitchen Meal at St. Charles Catholic Church
505 S. Lafayette St. Greenville, MI
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 2/28 - The Springs Church (Community Meal)
135 N Grant; Cedar Springs MI
5:30-6:30 pm








































































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Client meets with NKC Case ManagerWe are happy to announce that we are now able to assist our clients with applying for MI Bridges. Meet with our MI Bridges Navigator to apply today.

Using MI Bridges You Can:

  • Apply for benefits using a simplified and easy to understand application
  • Explore resources and save them to your MI Bridges profile
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  • View verifications requested by MDHHS and upload documents to your case
  • Report changes about your case or renew your benefits
  • Use MI Bridges in English, Spanish, or Arabic from your phone or computer

Healthy Food Policy

Fresh vegetables When you walk into The Market (formerly the Food Pantry) you won’t see shelves of macaroni and cheese, Pop-Tarts, Fruit Loops, and Ramen noodles. Instead you’ll see a counter of fresh produce and shelves of whole grain pasta, dried beans, and low-sugar cereals.

Learn more about the Healthy Food Policy by visiting our Healthy Food Initiatives page and help us fill our Market with fresh, nutritious food by hosting a food drive.

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North Kent Connect

10075 Northland Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341 Map
Phone: 616-866-3478

Client Services Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

North Kent Connect Store Client-Only Hours:
Monday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

North Kent Connect Store Public Hours:
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

West Michigan Works! Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00-1:00 p.m. for lunch

Hablamos español:
Para servicios en español por favor contacte
Nicole Rodriguez, Administrada de Casos
616-866-3478 ext. 343 o Erin Niece,
Especialista Administrativo 616-866-3478 ext. 346