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NKCS News & Notes

Local Food Pantries Rub Elbows with Supercenter Execs

What do people struggling with food insecurity in Grand Rapids have in common with professional athletes? On the face of it, finding any connection between these differing groups might seem impossible. But a local retailer with hundreds of supercenters across the Midwest wants to make the connection in a community-centered way.

Representatives of local food pantries rubbed elbows last week with Meijer executives and professional athletes at the media day event for Meijer's LPGA Golf Classic, coming up later this summer. Although it sounds like a strange mix, the connection between a pro golf tournament and food pantries soon became clear.

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Sponsor a table at North Kent Pastors' Got Talent 2015

Last year, this fun event sold out two weeks ahead of time to a crowd of 480 people. To guarantee a seat, buy a sponsorship table today. These are just some of the businesses and organizations who will be joining us on Thursday, September 24 at English Hills Terrace:

Title Sponsor - Home Acres Building Supply
Dinner Sponsor - STILL OPEN!
Cocktail Hour Sponsor - Meijer
Dessert Sponsor - Gill Industries
Valet Parking Sponsor - Courtland Consulting
Entertainment Sponsor - ChoiceOne Bank (only 1 left!)

For more information on sponsorship levels and what great things you get when you purchase a table click the links below.

On the Web:
NKPGT 2015 Sponsorship Levels
NKPGT 2015 Sponsorship Form

Email Link:
Katie Hop

Announcing this year's entertainment lineup for North Kent Pastors' Got Talent!

Last year we asked, "Do Pastors Have Talent?" It turns out they do! (Who knew?)

Who did our executive director coerce (I mean convince) to perform Thursday, September 24? Without further ado, here are your 2015 North Kent Pastors' Got Talent Performing Pastors:

Mark Pietscher
Bella Vista Church

Kurt Kiger
Belmont Baptist Church

Darrin Compagner*
Blythefield Christian Reformed Church

Cameron Versluis
Bridgeway Community Church

Keith & Judy Hemmila
Crossfire Church

Steve Lindeman
Cedar Springs United Methodist Church

Fr. Tony Russo* & Fr. Darrel Kempf
Our Lady of Consolation

Jon Huizenga*
River Rock Church

Dick Riley, retired
Rockford United Methodist Church

Fr. Mark Peacock*
St. Patrick Parnell

*Returning for an encore performance

For more information on the hottest show in northern Kent County, please click the link below.

Email Link:
Katie Hop

NKCS Open Seven Days a Week to Accept Donations

Did you know that North Kent Community Services 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 is recycled. We are committed to keeping items out of the landfill. NKCS is green! We accept donations through the front door Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Donations are accepted through the south door:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: Hours vary, generally morning

Questions about what we accept? Click the link below or call Katie Hop at (616) 866-3478 ext. 103.

On the Web:
Donation Guide

Email Link:
Katie Hop

NKCS E-Newsletter

Did you know that we send out two brief, informative e-newsletters every a month to both the community members and our clients? It's a great way to stay in touch with the happenings of NKCS. You can sign up for one or both of these e-newsletters by visiting our Newsletters page and completing the sign-up form.

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NKCS Newsletters