4/22/2020 - COVID-19 Changes:
DMARC is offering a delivery service to the most vulnerable in the community.
If a client is unable to obtain food by either coming to the pantry or using a proxy then they can call for delivery. DMARC would ask that only those with health, transportation or other mitigating circumstances use this service.
Clients can call 1-833-DMARC-20 (1-833-362-7220) toll free. This number will be staffed by trained volunteers and staff from 9am – 12pm Monday-Friday. Deliveries are on a first come first serve basis, capacity will depend on the number of volunteers available.
Once the order is placed we will deliver to the client’s doorstep with a no contact delivery method the next business day between 9am and 12pm.
We have new permanent hours at the Bidwell Pantry starting Monday, June 1st. They are as follows….
Pantry Hours (permanent)
DMARC food pantry. Provides emergency help with non-perishable food items. Also, they provide a 10 pound meat give away when available. This service can only be accessed once a month. All services are first come, first serve. There is no residence boundary and financial information is not needed.
Services WITH an ID - Food package (every 7 days), Toiletries/Personal (once per month*), Feminine Hygiene Products (once per month*), Diapers and Wipes (once per month*), Formula (once per month*), Baby Food (once per month*), Incontinence Products (twice per month*). *All services except food are subject to availability.
Services WITHOUT an ID - Any-time food items (daily), Meals From The Heartland (daily), Bread and Sweets (daily), Clothing (daily), Household Item (daily), Outside Produce (when available), USDA Food - If you are unable to provide an ID, a limited amount of food is available. (every 7 days)
Bidwell Riverside Center
Main Phone: (515) 244-6251
1203 Hartford Avenue
Agency: Bidwell-Riverside Center
Languages Available: English
Eligibility: We are a no boundary pantry, we welcome everyone no matter where you live
Documents Required: ID
Court or State of Iowa Documents
Polk County Human Services Documents
Current DHS Decision (Dept. of Human Services)
Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate ID Card
No IDs expired for 18 months or greater.
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00am-4:00pm; Tue, Thur 10:00am-6:00pm