Shire residents lined up outside the doors of the Gunnedah PCYC this morning ready to take advantage of the services offered at the annual Homeless Connect event.
Hundreds of locals spoke to service providers, took home some free items, and gobbled up some delicious free food at the event hosted by the Gunnedah Community Action Team.
Joblink Plus' Prue Jeffrey said 150 toiletry bags were snatched up from their stand in a flash, and hairdressers had their hands full cutting the hair of never-ending lines worth of people.
"It's been really really good to see. At the 10am mark we had a massive surge of people come through and lots of items went very very quickly and then we had lots of people filtering around and having a cuppa and something warm to eat," Gunnedah Community Action Team chairperson Jess Donnelly said.
But the day wasn't all about the free goodies, it aimed at starting a conversation for those who may need a helping hand.
"There's been lots of conversation going on which is nice," Ms Donnelly said.
"It's nice to get those free things, but it's also nice to follow up and chat, and people are able to access the support they need here."
For those who weren't able to access what they needed, vouchers for St Vincent De Paul's, the Salvation Army, and for local hairdressers were handed out so they could decide what suited their individual needs the most.