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Food Pantry: Make No-Sew T-shirt Bags

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Bidwell Riverside Center - Hawthorn Hill


Need a project to do at home? We need bags for the food pantry. Recycle your old t-shirts into no-sew t-shirt bags.

Due to the increased demand on our pantry, we are in need of bags. Making no-sew t-shirt bags is a great project that you can do from home and allows you to re-purposes an old t-shirt.‚Äč No-sew t-shirt bags are sturdier than plastic bags, can hold more food items, and be re-used. This project is also kid-friendly and environmentally-friendly. For directions on how to make a No-Sew T-shirt Bag, click here: https://www.bidwellriverside.org/no-sew-tshirt-bags

We also need used plastic grocery bags, paper grocery bags and cloth bags.

For information about how to drop off and any other questions, please contact Missy Reams at mreams@bidwellriverside.org or 515-244-6251 option 5.

About Bidwell: At the Bidwell Riverside Center Food & Clothing Pantry, we provide basic necessities to families in need. Bidwell normally serves over 4000 individuals each month, but our numbers are rising with so many people not working during the COVID-19 situation. Bidwell has been providing hope since 1893 (128 years) to families and helps them bridge the gap, so that they can spend their hard earned money on other necessities besides food and clothing.

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About Bidwell Riverside Center - Hawthorn Hill


1203 Hartford Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315, US

Mission Statement

Bidwell Riverside Center - Hawthorn Hill envisions a future where no one lives in poverty and every person has the opportunity for a positive future.


Bidwell Riverside Center - Hawthorn Hill has 2 locations with 2 programs at each location. The Bidwell Riverside location has a child development center and a food pantry, the highest serving pantry in Iowa. Hawthorn Hill focuses on housing and providing services to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency through 2 programs: New Directions Shelter and The Home Connection.



We'll work with your schedule.


1203 Hartford AvenueDes Moines, IA 50315



  • Food Delivery / Distribution


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 4

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