Food & Clothing Pantry

Food & Clothing Pantry hours:

*Due to staffing shortages, the Food & Clothing Pantry will have adjusted hours*

  • Monday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Saturday: Closed

  • Sunday: Closed

Food Pantry Services - Without an ID:

  • Any-time food items (daily)

  • Meals From The Heartland (daily)

  • Bread and Sweets (daily)

  • Clothing (daily)

  • Household Item (daily) 

  • Outside Produce (when available)

  • USDA Food - If you are unable to provide   an ID, a limited amount of food is available. 

Food Pantry Services - With an ID:

  • Food Packages

    • (2 times per month - 7 days between)

  • Toiletries/Personals (once per month*)

  • Feminine Hygiene Products (once per month*)

  • Diapers (once per month*)

  • Formula (once per month*)

  • Baby Food (once per month*)

  • Baby Wipes (once per month*)

  • Incontinence Products (twice per month*)

*All services except food are subject to availability. 

Clothing and Household Items:

Unfortunately, we had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our clothing and household program. We are focusing on our main service of food and hope to be able to return to these programs in the spring.

COVID-19 Procedures: 

The food pantry will remain open normal hours, but we will be implementing changes based on the COVID-19 recommendations:

• We will do curb-side service, meaning no clients will come in the pantry. Clients will come to the pantry window to be checked in. Once checked in, clients will need to stay in their car or wait at the picnic tables to receive their food package and other services.
• Clients will choose their own food items from a condensed grocery list. We will ask which items clients want; then we go get the items for them and bring them back out.
• We will not have any food outside the pantry (such as bread bins) to avoid gatherings outside the pantry. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience while we work to make sure everyone has enough to eat during this difficult time.

Other Information:

  • All food pantry services are first come, first serve.

  • We are a no boundary pantry; we welcome everyone no matter where you live. 

  • Financial information is not needed.

  • Member of Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry Network.

  • Proud Partner of Food Bank of Iowa.

Accepted Forms of Identification:

  • Photo IDs 

  • Passports 

  • Medical Cards 

  • Birth Certificates 

  • School IDs 

  • Court or State of Iowa Documents

  • Polk County Human Services Documents

  • Current DHS Decision (Dept. of Human Services) 

  • Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate ID Card

  • No IDs expired for 18 months or greater

 

Food Pick Up By Proxy

To pick up another household's (or family's) food package and other services, you must have the following:  

  • Your ID (person picking up)

  • All IDs for those in the household for which you are picking up

  • A note stating who may pick up the food (and other services) signed by an adult member in the household for which you are pick up.

1203 Hartford Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50315

bidwell@bidwellriverside.org

 

Phone: 515-244-6251

Fax: 515-244-3815

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