Welcome to North Kent Community Services

Vision: A community of thriving people.

Mission: North Kent Community Services 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.

Star Tree Requests

It’s time to start planning for the Star Tree Program! This year we are expecting to distribute 5,000 stars to churches, businesses, and organizations in northern Kent County. After speaking with our clients who benefit from this program, we’ve decided to ask for different things to address the most pressing needs in our community. The items most in need are:

  • Pajamas
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Winter Coats
  • Snow Pants
  • Winter Boots
  • Bath Towels
  • Dish Towels
  • Bedding
  • Pillows
Stars can be requested in groups of 25 and will be available to pick up after October 5. All items will be due to NKCS by Monday, December 12. Please contact Katie Hop at if you have any questions about the Star Tree Program.

New Donation Hours

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 are 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 - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, no donations accepted 

Questions about what we accept? Review our donation guide or call Katie Hop at (616) 866-3478 ext. 103.

Visit the North Kent Pastors Square Off Website

For the latest news about our upcoming event, North Kent Pastors Square Off, make sure to visit the event website. You'll be able to meet the pastors, see the business sponsors and learn more about the venue. See you November 2nd! 

North Kent Pastors Square Off Tickets On Sale!

North Kent Community Services is excited to announce this year’s theme for its annual fundraiser:  “North Kent Pastors Square Off,” a game show in the style of Hollywood Squares. The event takes place on Wednesday, November 2 at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. A strolling dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Fourteen local pastors will take turns as an X or an O as they convince the contestants that they know all the answers. Will these local clergy be trustworthy or will our contestants call their bluff?

Single tickets are on sale NOW. Call Katie Hop at (616) 866-3478 ext. 103 or pay online

Proceeds from North Kent Pastors Square Off will benefit the food and educational programs of North Kent Community Services, the food pantry and resource center serving families in need in northern Kent County.

One of these pastors will be sitting in the secret square… who will it be?

Mark Pietscher, Bella Vista Church
Jeff DeRyke, Bridgeway Community Church
Robert Eckert, Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church
Steve Lindeman, Cedar Springs United Methodist Church
Laurie TenHave-Chapman, First Congregational United Church of Christ
Kevin Reed, Grace Evangelical Free Church
Jeff Amlotte, Mamrelund Lutheran Church
Paul Bradford, Rockford Reformed Church
Fr. Darrel Kempf, Our Lady of Consolation
Bryan Schneider-Thomas, Peace Lutheran Church
Justin Rowland, Rockford Baptist Church
Ken Bremer, Rockford United Methodist Church
Nate Wagner, Sparta Baptist Church

Special musical performance by …

Darrin Compagner, Blythefield Christian Reformed Church
Jon Huizenga, River Rock Church 

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North Kent Community Services

10075 Northland Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341 Map
Phone: 616-866-3478

Business Hours:
Monday thru Thursday 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.