Thanksgiving Meat Giveaway

There will be six different dates and times for you to come pick up your Thanksgiving Meat Package - please see the below table for the corresponding deadline to sign up. 








Three Ways to Sign Up: 

  1. We can sign you up in the pantry while getting a food package on or after November 1, 2021.

  2. Text 515-346-8895 on November 1st or after. Include your first and last name and your birthday. You will receive a confirmation text within 72 hours. 

  3. If you are unable to send a text, please leave a message on our Google Voice # at 515-346-8895 on November 1st or after. Include your phone number, name, and birthday. We must be able to call you back with a confirmation.


Event Information

  • Meat packages may vary but will include a minimum of 10 pounds of meat.

  • All items are available while supplies last.

  • A valid photo ID for an adult must be presented at pick up.

  • Tuesday and Saturday Events (Drive-Through Event):  No other services will be available during these events.

  • Thursday Events (Pick Up at Pantry Window):  All pantry services except clothing will be available.



  • To qualify, you must have received services from the Bidwell Food Pantry in October or November 2021.

  • Only one Thanksgiving Meat Package per household. 

  • If you receive a ham or other meat option, 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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