The Lord's Diner

"To recognize Christ, to love one another, to share life, in the breaking of the bread."

The Lord's Diner exists to combat hunger in the community. The Diner's singular mission is to serve a nutritious meal with dignity and respect to anyone who is hungry.

The Lord’s Diner serves an evening meal 365 days a year. A small paid staff, assisted by more than 6,000 volunteers representing many faiths and denominations prepare and serve a hot, nutritious meal in a spirit of compassion, respect and loving service. The Lord’s Diner is currently serving an average of 2,500 meals nightly at two dining facilities (one in downtown Wichita, and one in south Wichita) and two food trucks (one in northwest Wichita, and one in southeast Wichita), to any guest who needs a nutritious meal - 60 percent of which are families.

Our Vision

Responding to Christ’s call to feed the hungry The Lord’s Diner, a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, provides a meal seven days a week, 365 days a year. The mission is achieved in a spirit of compassion and respect through cooperative efforts with people of all faiths, businesses and organizations in the community by gifts of time, talent and treasure.

2016 News:

Construction on our kitchen expansion began in early October with a completion date sometime this summer. We are adding several hundred square feet of kitchen space to accommodate the 2000 plus meals we prepare each day. We also will add office space and a loading area for our two mobile feeding trucks.

Thanks to the generosity of many, we have made the kitchen expansion match! We received the funds from the anonymous donor who matched up to $150,000 for this project. What a blessing this is!

New Food Truck

The Lord’s Diner is excited to share our great news.  With the approval of the Most Reverend Carl A. Kemme Bishop of Wichita, the North East Ministerial League, District 1 City council member Lavonta Williams and the City of Wichita Parks department we will be expanding our mobile feeding program to The Atwater Community Center. Due to the generosity of The Dakhil Family Foundation, the truck is ordered and in the process of being prepared for our use.  We are hoping to begin serving in October 2016.

We need volunteers for the Atwater Community area truck! If you have any questions about this program please give us a call at 316-266-4966 and ask for Jan or Paul.  If you have questions after looking over the volunteer information call 316-266-4966 and ask for Sheryl. 


Fight Hunger, Spark Change