Bidwell Food & Clothing Pantry

Needed Items & Donation Drop Off Information

You can make a difference by volunteering your time or donating much needed items.    

To coordinate a donation drive, contact Missy Reams by email at or by phone at 515-244-6251 ext. 5.



Items Needed

  • Click here for a complete list

  • Food (all food is welcome)

  • Garden Produce

  • Toiletries/Personals (including travel sizes)

  • Cleaning Products

  • Feminine Hygiene Products

  • Diapers, baby wipes, formula, and baby food

  • Adult Incontinence Products

  • Grocery Bags

  • Pet Food

  • New hats, gloves, and socks

  • Bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths

  • Bedding, blankets, sheets, and clean pillows

  • Kitchenware and dishes

  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes

Items with Limits

  • Books (3-4 boxes at a time)

  • Clothing, seasonally appropriate

    • 5-6 bags/boxes at a time

Note:  Winter coats will be accepted during the months of September through March. 


Donation Hours

No appointment is needed to drop off donations. Items may be dropped off during the following hours: 

  • Mon - Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Saturday and Sunday - Closed

Where to Drop Off Items: 

  • Address:  1203 Hartford Ave, Des Moines IA 

  • The pantry is located behind the yellow building.

  • Pull up on the cement slab in front of the pantry.

  • Pantry staff will come out and grab the donations. We have someone monitoring the parking lot.