Services for Seniors

Senior Pantry COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update:

To ensure everyone’s safety, we will be distributing a pre-packed box to your car during Senior Pantry on Thursday, March 19 (still 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) as you drive up to NKC. As the NKC Thrift Store is closed at this time, there will be no Senior Pantry coupon this month. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Nearly one in three Americans age 65 years or older live in low-income households. To make matters even more difficult, healthcare and housing costs are high, and place a huge strain on the fixed budgets of many of our senior neighbors.

North Kent Connect is working to help seniors by providing specially tailored programs to meet their needs. Review our Schedule of Services for the next senior event.

Many of these programs are in partnership with Senior Meals (link below). For more information on these programs, or to sign up for Senior Meals on Wheels, please call (616) 459-3111.


Dedicated NKC volunteers deliver senior meals to registered individuals on Tuesdays in the Rockford and Sparta areas.


Our senior pantry provides for low-income individuals age 60 and older. Pantries are held the third Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A $1.00 donation is requested for each visit.

The 2020 dates are:

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020


The Senior Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a federally-funded program which works to improve the health of low-income seniors, 60 or older, by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods once per month.

Senior Monthly Commodities (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.). Days vary. Clients must register to participate.

The 2020 dates are: