Robert Carter and his wife Mary Ridenour drove up to an alleyway behind First Metropolitan Community Church on a cold December morning in Wichita.
After waiting in a line of cars that sometimes backed up for blocks, they greeted The Rev. Jackie Carter, no relation, but a familiar face, who spoke their names into a walkie talkie.
Within minutes, volunteers had packed the food into their car and moved on to the next family.
“I don’t know what we’d do without this place,” Robert Carter said. “When you have four kids, they give you enough.”