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In need of toys for your child?
We can help.
Attend our Holiday Toy Pantry.

Volunteer Opportunities

Check out our volunteer opportunities!

Now Enrolling

ages 2-5 in our quality preschool program.

For inquiries, call 515-244-2268.

Bidwell Builds Hope

Bidwell envisions a future where no one lives in poverty and every person has the opportunity for a positive future.



Food & Clothing Pantry expanded hours:

Monday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Empowering children, regardless of income or background, to be compassionate and capable life-long learners by providing quality early education and care.

1203 Hartford Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50315


Phone: 515-244-6251

Fax: 515-244-3815

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  To view our Nondiscrimination Statement, click here.