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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.

Mindy and Sarah Graduate from WMCAT


On June 21, 2106 , two of our Thrive Empowerment Program graduates received their Medical Billing Certificates from West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology (WMCAT). These women worked tirelessly for nearly a year on their goal of starting their careers in the medical field. It wasn't easy; there was a lot of sacrifice. There were times when they didn't know how they were going to make it through the program, but they did. They have proven to themselves that they can do anything that they set out to do. We are so proud of Mindy and Sarah!

North Kent Community Services' Farm to Pantry Program


Take a sneak peak at our first delivery from Full Hollow Farm that our Farm to Pantry participants pick up every other Wednesday. (Doesn't that look amazing?)

The Farm to Pantry pilot program, in partnership with Access of West Michigan, connects Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares from local farms to 90 families within the participating five food pantries in Kent County. The families meet biweekly to receive the produce, cook and learn together, and share recipes.

For more information on this innovative program, please visit Access's news page at: http://bit.ly/1Y7hPeR.

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 (or buy a sponsorship yourself) and learn more about the venue. See you November 2nd! 

North Kent Pastors Square Off Sponsorships 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?

Table sponsorships are now on sale and going quickly.  Single tickets, if available, will go on sale Monday, October 3. NEW this year – you can purchase a Family and Friends table sponsorship.

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.