Welcome to North Kent Connect

Meijer Simply Give Dec 2019

Help keep children like Emma eating fresh, healthy foods!

ONE MORE CHANCE! Purchase a $10 “Simply Give” card at Rockford Meijer during Double Match Day on December 13th, and Meijer will give North Kent Connect $30 for every $10 card purchased!

We rely on the “Simply Give” program to help us purchase fresh fruits, veggies, meats and cheese for our free, client-only Pantry.

Thank you! To learn more about Meijer Simply Give, and to see our own Claire Guisfredi, Executive Director, and Bev Bouma, Market Coordinator, watch the video below:

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Starting Nov. 10, for 10 straight days we are asking community members to donate $10 (or more!) each so that we may purchase medium-sized turkeys (approx. $10 per 10-12/lb. turkey) from Rockford Meijer We will then distribute these turkeys to our Clients for Thanksgiving.

Simply use this special donation link, and be sure to enter the word “TURKEY” in the description: https://app.autobooks.co/…/rockford-community-service-center


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:

  • Host a food or clothing drive.
  • Donate your gently used clothing, household goods, and more.
  • Support NKC financially.

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


We 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
  • Easily view detailed benefit information or letters sent from MDHHS
  • 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


When you walk into The Market 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.