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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.

We're Hiring a Business Manager!

Job Opening: Business Manager at North Kent Connect, Rockford, MichiganLooking for a rewarding job in a warm, friendly workplace? Are you detail-oriented and enjoy crunching numbers? North Kent Connect needs you!

The Business Manager (32-40 hours per week) is responsible for handling the day-to-day business operations of the organization as well as financial operations for our thrift store. Be a part of a growing organization and the hub of northern Kent County, Michigan, for people seeking change. It’s a rewarding place to work and learn. You’ll love the people… and the complimentary Herman’s Boy coffee!

Click the PDF link below for a complete job description and simple instructions for how to apply.

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.

Learn about the Mission and Vision of North Kent Connect


Client Testimonials


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.

Apply for MI Bridges with Us

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
  • 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

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 5:30 p.m.

Donations are accepted through the south door:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 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 North Kent Connect at (616) 866-3478.

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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