Federal Commodities and Related Meal Assistance

The following is a list of available food programs for Clients, and/or the general public:

The Pantry (Food Pantry)

Our FREE Pantry is open to NKC Clients on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

You must be a client of North Kent Connect to visit the Pantry. You can visit the Pantry once a month. You can also request referrals to our Partner Pantries. [MORE]

Partner Pantries

Additional partner pantries are available for food by calling us for a referral to one of our partner pantries. [MORE]

Farm Stand

The Farm Stand, located inside the North Kent Connect Thrift Store, features local produce at two price points – allowing ANYONE to purchase healthy food at affordable prices. [MORE]

Senior Food Programs

North Kent Connect offers a Senior Pantry pickup on on the third Thursday of each month, as well as Senior Commodities on the third Monday of each month, for qualified seniors. A number of North Kent Connect volunteers also help to distribute Senior Meals on Wheels throughout Rockford and Sparta. [MORE]

Federal Commodities

Quarterly federal commodities are available to anyone in Kent County from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the following dates. Please have your Michigan license or ID.

Location: North Kent Connect


  • May 12, 2022
  • August 11, 2022
  • November 10, 2022

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