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.

North Kent Connect Looking for Young Professionals

North Kent Connect is looking for young professionals to join its NEW Associate Board of Ambassadors. Connect to other businesspeople in the area, grow your network, and give back to your community! The Associate Board will take the lead on planning networking events, organizing community learning opportunities, connecting NKC with local businesses, and participating in volunteer projects for the organization.

Interested? Fill out this application. Questions? Contact Katie Hop at katie.hop@nkconnect.org or (616) 884-4353.

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.

Donation Hours

Did you know that North Kent Connect accepts clothing in any condition? The unusable clothing is sold for rags; proceeds are used to buy needed food items such as milk and eggs. The wire and metal are recycled. We are committed to keeping items out of the landfill. NKC is green! We accept donations through the front door Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Donations are accepted through the south door:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, no donations accepted 

Questions about what we accept? Review our donation guide or call Katie Hop at (616) 866-3478 ext. 353.

Learn about the Mission and Vision of North Kent Connect

Client Testimonials

For the First Time - Online Giving Campaign

Give online!

North Kent Connect is kicking off its first online fundraising campaign! Join with us as we raising money for food and educational programs in northern Kent County.

Click here below to hear from individuals who have utilized the resources at NKC and see exactly what your donation could do. Your donations will help provide healthy food for our Market, personal care items for our clients, case management services, educational classes, and more.

Here's how you can help:

Donate! Our goal is to provide $3,000 worth of items and services to our clients. Donate online now.

Share our social media posts! Visit our Facebook page to share information about this fundraising campaign.

Sign up for our emails! Sign up for our emails by filling out the form to the right. You'll hear more about this campaign and stay in the loop on all the latest news from North Kent Connect.

How You Can Help

What have you done today? Do something amazing by helping change the lives of your neighbors. There are lots of ways you can make a difference:

Do something awesome today. Join with us to serve our community in northern Kent County.

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North Kent Connect

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

Community Connections Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

North Kent Connect Store Public Hours:
Tuesday and Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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