Catherine Landers – Director of Client Services
Beverly Bouma – Food Programs Manager

“It’s been a great relationship between North Kent Connect and Plainsong Farm. I meet with their team throughout the year discussing how to best provide more access and equity to fresh food for everyone in our community. We also talk about programmatic and educational elements, such as organic gardening and growing your own food. Catherine is nothing but positive. She is really good at collaboration, working together to find effective solutions to really tough problems. Catherine is also a straight shooter and honest. I appreciate her ability to hold this tension between dreaming big and what’s realistic and possible with both of our organizations. She has a heart to serve and seeks to establish a sustainable and strong relationship with all of our partners, Plainsong being one of them.”

~ Mike Edwardson
Farm-Based Programs Director, Plainsong Farm

“My husband, Jerry, and I like to support the food pantry with products from our business. We have become big fans of North Kent Connect and admirers of their vision. I have gotten to know Beverly Bouma who runs the pantry. She’s always happy to see us and appreciates our donations of protein shakes and personal care items. We know that these items can be costly for people. When Beverly is incredibly respectful and honoring of others, especially with clients in the pantry. Sweet Beverly has so much genuine compassion for the people using services at NKC. She’s a true gem.”

~ Karen DeBlaay
President, Fred L. Hansen Corporation