WICHITA, Kan - Around 16,000 people are expected to turn out Saturday at two locations in Wichita for the sixth annual Convoy of Hope. The event provides a variety of goods and services to families in need.
This is the sixth year for the event in Wichita. Close to 12,500 people were helped last year.
Local director Stacie Cathcart says this is a free event that will offer groceries, haircuts, family portraits, job services, activities for kids, and veterans services. The Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas will have presentations and they will also offer help for people who are looking for jobs.
The event will be held at McAdams Park at 1329 East 13th, and at the Bethel Life Center at 3777 South Meridian. It begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. A number of local businesses, churches and non-profit agencies will be offering goods and services.