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Holiday Food Drive

Help provide holiday meals to famillies in need here in our community!  Last year we provided holiday meals to more than 1,100 families. Food can be delivered between November 24th and December 21st.


Most needed items are:

  • Canned corn, green beans, beets, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce

  • Pie filling:  pumpkin and cherry

  • Gravy mix:  canned or packaged

  • Stovetop Stuffing

  • Boxed Potatoes:  Flakes or Au Gratin Potato

  • Evaporated Milk

  • French fried onions

  • Creamed Soup:  mushroom, celery or chicken

Other Ideas:

Purchase and donate a pre-made or boxed holiday meal, such as: turkey loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, mini pumpkin pie, and a bag of rolls.  

If you prefer to donate money, we will use that to purchase these items as they are available at a low cost from the Food Bank. Donate online here, and designate Holiday Food Contributions, or mail made out to Bidwell Riverside Center at 1203 Hartford Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315 before December 20th.

To set up arrangement to drop off holiday meals, contact Missy Reams, Community Outreach & Operations Manager, at 515-244-6251 option 5 or at
Your support means so much to the families in need in our community.  

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