Holiday Toy Pantry

Bidwell Riverside Center has been offering holiday help for 65 years.

This December, we'll host a holiday toy pantry for families who need toys and stocking stuffers for their children.

Date and Time:

  • Sat., December 7th

  • Wed., December 11th

  • Sun., December 15th

  • Registration required. 


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. 

    • Holiday food packages will be distributed during normal food pantry hours. 

  • 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 attend the Toy Pantry, you must register in advance.  Registration will be: 

  • Mon. Dec. 2nd from 9am-6pm

  • Tue. Dec. 3rd from 10am-4pm

  • Wed. Dec. 4th from 9am-3pm

  • Thu. Dec. 5th from 9am-3pm

  • Sat. Dec. 7th from 9am-12pm

  • Mon. Dec. 9th from 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

  • Tue. Dec. 10th from 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

  • Wed. Dec. 11th from 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

  • Thu. Dec. 12th from 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

  • Fri. Dec. 13th from 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

  • Sat. Dec. 14th from 9am-12pm


Identification Requirements:

  • Parent/legal guardian:  Must bring photo ID

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



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

1203 Hartford Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50315


Phone: 515-244-6251

Fax: 515-244-3815

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