WICHITA, Kan. -

Convoy of Hope returned to Wichita for the second year to help those in need.

The community outreach event was hosted at Bethel Life Church from 10-2 on Saturday. The group plus some 1,200 volunteers handed out free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, clothes and much more to anyone that stopped by - all free of charge.

"They don't have to worry about it, they walk in they get whatever they are able to get, take it home and not have to worry about how much it's going to cost because everything is free," explained Gail Starnes, coordinator for Convoy of Hope Wichita.

In 2013, about 6,400 people turned out for Convoy of Hope and this year organizers were expecting an even larger crowd. They added enough parking to accommodate another 3,000 people.

Convoy of Hope wasn't just offering material goods and services. They even had volunteers on hand to talk to or pray with people as they left.

"To me that's what it's all about," said Starnes. "Yes, they're getting services, but it's more than that. It's getting to connect with them."

For people like Donald Hain, a Wichita man trying to get back on his feet after spending some time in jail, this groups willingness to help may make the difference in helping him turn his life around.

"When you're a criminal, you dig yourself a hole that's so deep you can't get out of it," said Hain. "Then when you're trying to do right, you've got to take advantage of things like this because you can't do it on your own. Places like this make it possible and I'm so grateful for it."