Turkeys flock to the Diner

Larry Hare, food service manager for The Lord’s Diner cools off in the Diner’s freezer with many of the hundreds of the donated turkeys he’ll be cooking for the holidays (Advance photo)

Annual drive nets 360 frozen birds for holidays
Papa John’s Pizza and Wichita radio personality Don Hall teamed up again Nov. 18 for the 5th annual turkey drive for the Lord’s Diner.
A record number of 360 turkeys were collected in this year’s effort.
Wendy Glick, executive director of The Lord’s Diner, said the help was timely because the number of patrons being served at the Diner is still climbing. Volunteers served 613 persons on Monday, Nov. 23, the second highest ever served there.
Although the pizza promotion is over, the need for donations to The Lord’s Diner continues.
“We’ll have turkey again for Christmas and people can continue to bring turkey or hams to contribute for our Christmas dinner, as well as funds for the other side dishes that we also have to prepare,” she said.

Plans for second Lord’s Diner location end
Plans for a satellite Lord’s Diner in the northeast part of Wichita are on hold for the time being.
Glick said the Diner’s board was at impasse in its efforts to move forward with a Lord’s Diner in the northeast community. “Out of respect for those who have voiced concerns, we are withdrawing our proposal for a Lord’s Diner at 21st and Grove,” she said in a statement.
Glick thanked those who had been supportive of the board’s efforts and added that they will continue to pray for guidance as they strive to meet the needs of Wichita’s hungry.

Want to drop off a turkey or a ham?
Turkeys donated to The Lord’s Diner must be rock-solid frozen and may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or from 2 to 5 p.m. on weekends. Checks may be mailed to 520 N. Broadway, Wichita KS 67214.