Holiday Toy Pantry

The Holiday Toy Panty will be happening once again this year, with slight adjustments due to COVID-19.

You must sign up in advance to attend the event. 

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Bidwell Riverside Center

Food & Clothing Pantry

1203 Hartford Avenue

Des Moines IA 50315

​​Other Information:

  • Bidwell will not be giving away holiday food packages during this event. 

  • The Toy Pantry event will focus primarily on toys and stocking stuffers.

  • This is not a Toys for Tots event; please sign up for a Toys for Tots event AND come to Bidwell's Toy Pantry!

  • This event is open to anyone; it is not zip code specific.  Residents of all counties are welcome.  You must register in advance to attend this event.

Event Information:

  • Each parent or guardian may choose 1 toy for each child. 

  • Children must be 17 or under to participate.  (Child does not need to be present at the event. )

  • Toys will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • You may only attend one toy pantry event.

  • Pre-registration is required.

  • Identification is needed for each child and the adult receiving toys. (See below.)



  • To register, you must have received services from the Bidwell Food Pantry in November or December. 

  • Upon checking in at the pantry, you will receive a flyer with more information explaining how to register. 

  • Upon registering, you will choose a date and time to attend the toy pantry. 


Identification Requirements:

  • Parent/legal guardian:  Must bring photo ID

  • Each child:  Identification must include birthdate. (Options may include:  birth certificate, medical card, or passport.)

  • Social Security cards are not accepted



For more information, contact Missy Reams, Community Outreach Manager, at or by phone at 515-244-6251.