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Bidwell envisions a future where no one lives in poverty and every person has the opportunity for a positive future.
Bidwell Riverside is the highest-volume food pantry in Des Moines, and we support to a unique cultural and economically diverse population. Bidwell provides hope to families and helps them bridge the gap, so that they can spend their hard earned money on other necessities besides food, clothing, and child care.
We help an average of 4,000 individuals each month in our food and clothing pantry. Our child development center provides a quality education for 53 children each year. We also have a community garden. We have been helping families in poverty since 1893.