Bidwell Food Pantry - Needed Items

& Donation Drop Off Information

The following items may be donated at the pantry without an appointment: 

  • Click here for a complete list

  • Food (all food is welcome)

  • New hats, gloves, and socks

  • Coats (no other clothing)

  • Toiletries/Personals (including travel sizes)

  • Cleaning Products

  • Feminine Hygiene Products

  • Baby Supplies (diapers size 4, 5, 6, baby wipes, and baby food)

  • Adult Incontinence Products

  • Grocery Bags (plastic grocery bags, paper grocery bags, t-shirt bags and cloth/reusable bags)

  • Pet Food

Donation Hours

Donations may be dropped off during the following hours: 

  • Monday - Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Saturday and Sunday - Closed

Where to Drop Off Items: 

  • Address:  1203 Hartford Avenue, Des Moines Iowa 50315

  • Pull up on the cement slab in front of the pantry.  (The pantry is the building behind the yellow day care building.)

  • Donations are to be placed in the trunk, hatch, or back seat.

  • Pantry staff will come out and grab the donations without contact/exposure. We have someone monitoring the parking lot. 


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Phone: 515-244-6251

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