Bidwell Riverside Center is always striving to assist families to relieve the strain and allow them more time to do other important things.  Our goal is to help in a way that will allow them to break the cycle of poverty.


Food & Clothing Pantry

We are a member of the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry Network and a proud partner of Food Bank of Iowa.

Services include: food, clothing, household items, toiletries/personals, feminine hygiene products, diapers, baby food, baby wipes, and incontinence products. 

If you are unable to provide an ID, a limited amount of food is available every month.

Child Development Center

Bidwell Riverside provides a comprehensive education and care program for children 24 months - 5 years.  The center is open every weekday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The center utilizes Creative Curriculum and has received a 4-star designation through the Quality Ratings System of Iowa.  For more information, please call 515-244-2268.