COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Food Resources

With the recent “Stay home” order, we will only be offering food distribution to our clients via a drive-up service on Mondays and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. starting Wednesday, March 25, and continuing through April 13.

During this time, the NKC Thrift Store will be closed, and we will not be accepting donations of food or household goods. We apologize for any inconvenience and pray for everyone’s health and safety.

Food Resources

“Kent County Schools Providing Grab-and-Go Meals”


Meals for pick-up or delivery for students under 18.

When: Starting Monday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

Where: Cedar Springs High School. Volunteers will deliver meals to families who can’t come to the school.

People who would like these free meals are asked to fill out this form.

Family Fare Special Shopping hours for Seniors and Immunocompromised Individuals:

Family Fare retail stores are setting aside time twice per week for store guests most at risk of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19), including older adults, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Reserved hours will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Learn more:

April Food Trucks

April 10, 2020

10:00 AM – Kent County, Red Pine Bible Church, 17195 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, MI 49330.


April 17, 2020

5:00 PM – Kent County, Sparta Schools, 480 S State Street, Sparta, MI 49345


April 20, 2020

4:30 PM – Kent County, Cedar Springs School Bus Garage, 204 E Muskegon St, Cedar Springs, MI 49319


Free Tax Prep Postponed

Due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), AARP and VITA tax preparation services have been suspended for the time being. We will alert you if we are able to accommodate future appointments, but for now they are canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

General Guidelines

Recommended ways to protect yourself:

  • Stay home if you feel sick, or if someone else in your home is sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer as necessary, but not as a replacement for hand washing.
  • Cover your mouth with your arm when you need to sneeze or cough (cough into your elbow).

Additional Resources

For more information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit:

We Need Your Help…

…because more than 350 of your neighbors visit us each week for food and other needs.


These are unprecedented times as our nation and world combat the COVID-19 virus. This is a situation most of us never envisioned we would be in, but here we are.

At North Kent Connect, we have had to close our building to clients and the public. However, we are providing healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy and non-perishable items to more than 350 people each week with our drive-up food distribution. North Kent Connect, along with our partner pantries, is the only resource center doing emergency food service in northern Kent County.

Inside, our work continues. Our case managers man the phones and field mental health, job related, utilities assistance, and housing challenges. Every day, 5-10 new people call us to become clients. Many are from service industries and are now unable to work due to the pandemic. And these numbers are increasing daily.

We WILL overcome this, but our current resources are strained. Today, we ask you to give a monetary gift so we may continue to provide essential needs to those most vulnerable in our community.

We are blessed and grateful for the generous community who always comes through for us in times of need.

May God keep you and your families safe.

Most Sincerely,

Claire Guisfredi
Executive Director

Michael Bohnsack
Board President

P.S. Your gift will help with everything we need to stay open during this difficult time. Thank you!



4 thoughts on “COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Food Resources

  1. Do you have some kind of system, where we can volunteer to take food and whatnot to the local elderly, when they need it, during this crisis? Thanks

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