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Welcome to North Kent Connect

Vision: A community of thriving people.

Mission: North Kent Connect 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.

North Kent Connect Seeking Enthusiastic Committee Members

We need you! North Kent Connect is looking for volunteer community members to serve on its Finance, Fund Development, Program, and Retail Steering Committees. Executive Director Claire Guisfredi would love to learn more about your skillset and your passion for the NKC mission! Review the committee descriptions below and apply online here

Healthy Food Policy

Fresh vegetables When you walk into The Market (formerly the Food Pantry) you won’t see shelves of macaroni and cheese, Pop-Tarts, Fruit Loops, and Ramen noodles. Instead you’ll see a counter of fresh produce and shelves of whole grain pasta, dried beans, and low-sugar cereals. 

Learn more about the Healthy Food Policy by visiting our Healthy Food Initiatives page and help us fill our Market with fresh, nutritious food by hosting a food drive

Donation Hours

Did you know that North Kent Connect 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. NKC 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, 10:00 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.

Learn about the Mission and Vision of North Kent Connect


Client Testimonials


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.

New Client Hours

Community Connections staff are available to check in and assist with shopping on: 

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

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North Kent Connect

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

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
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday 
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

West Michigan Works! Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00-1:00 p.m. for lunch