North Kent Connect offers seasonal programs throughout the year to assist low-income individuals and families in northern Kent County.
Our seasonal programs are primarily organized and run by volunteers and supported by community members, businesses, schools, religious organizations, and community service groups.
Income Tax Assistance
We offer two programs each tax season: VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), a program administered through the Heart of West Michigan United Way, and AARP. Volunteers assist clients and seniors to file their tax returns at our location.
Thanks to donations from our generous community and some very committed volunteers, we are able to provide over 250 Easter baskets to children up to age 12.
Summer Lunch Bags
The Summer Lunch Bag Program provides additional food for children during the months of June, July and August. The bags contained nutritious items such as milk, peanut butter, soup, lunch meat, cheese, juice, cereal and fruit. Each Summer Lunch Bag helps to keep children’s brains and bodies healthy and alert during the summer so they are ready to learn in September when school begins.
Schedule of Services Calendar
Interested in one of these programs, but you don't know when they'll take place? Review our Schedule of Services for more detailed information and a schedule of upcoming events.
In order to be successful at school, children need the essentials such as backpacks, paper, pencils, folders, and more. To help them start off the school year right, we distribute backpacks and school supplies that are generously donated by our community.
Holiday Food Baskets
Each holiday season, we distribute approximately 2,000 holiday food baskets to our neighbors in need. Families choose either a Thanksgiving or Christmas package filled with enough food to create a memorable holiday meal.
Every child hopes for the chance to excitedly open gifts on Christmas morning. Along with being a Toys for Tots distribution center, we provide socks, underwear, pajamas and outwear for over 1,000 children each year.
How May We Help?
North Kent Connect
10075 Northland Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341 Map
Community Connections Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
North Kent Connect Store Public Hours:
Tuesday and Friday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.