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Thanksgiving Meat Giveaway

You must sign up in advance to receive a turkey.  


To Sign Up

  • Come to the Bidwell Pantry and get a food package.

  • Thanksgiving Meat options include: 

    • Turkey

    • Ham

    • Chicken Hindquarters

  • Registration starts November 1, 2022 until the event is full.

  • Sign up times are Monday through Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm. 

  • The Bidwell Food Pantry is a no-boundary pantry, meaning everyone is welcome. You do not need to live in a specific zip code. Residents of all counties are welcome.  


Event Information

  • Available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • All items are available while supplies last. 

  • No appointment needed to sign up.

  • A valid photo ID for an adult must be presented to pick up a ham, chicken, or turkey.

  • Last check in for Thanksgiving Meat Packages is one hour before closing time. 



  • To qualify, you must receive a food package from the Bidwell Food Pantry in November 2022. 

  • Not eligible if anyone in household has received a Thanksgiving Service from another DMARC pantry.

  • Only one Thanksgiving Meat Package per household.  

  • If you receive a ham or chicken hindquarters, you are not eligible for a turkey, too.


Pick Up Location: 1203 Hartford Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315

Turkeys sponsored by Polk County Board of Supervisors

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