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.

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. 353.

New Client Hours

Client service staff are available to check in and assist with shopping on: 

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

The marketplace and food pantry are closed on Tuesdays.

Thrive 6 Begins February 28

Thrive, a program of North Kent Community Services, is coming to Cedar Springs! Join 10 other women who will be changing their lives by learning how to manage their money, find a better paying job, go back to school, start their own business and more. You do not have to be a client of NKCS to qualify for this program. You only have to be a mother who lives in northern Kent County. ​

When: Starts Tuesday, February 28, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Hilltop Community Resource Center, 204 E. Muskegon, Cedar Springs

For more information, contact NKCS Program Director Chérie Elahl at or (616) 866-3478 ext. 351. Space is limited - contact NKCS today! 

Hot Meals Needed!

The AARP and United Way VITA tax volunteers spend long days and evenings here during the tax season. They often stay late into the night so they can provide free tax preparation for NKCS clients and seniors in our community.

Last year, they prepared 600 tax returns! We want to thank them for all the work they are doing for our community. Will you nourish the ten hungry volunteers as they help others by providing them with a delicious lunch or dinner? 

Please sign up for a time slot... or even 2 or 3, if you would like. Our volunteer tax preparers will be eternally grateful! 

How You Can Help

What have you done today? Do something amazing by helping change the lives of your neighbors. There are lots of ways you can make a difference:

Do something awesome today. Join with us to serve our community in northern Kent County.

Learn about the Mission and Vision of NKCS

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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.