Pittsburg’s Lord’s Diner making a transition to food truck service

Working in Pittsburg’s new Lord’s Diner truck are, front row, from left, Matt Hooker, Lynn Martin, and Laura Ramsey. Behind Lynn are Cindy Jones, Anna Oberle, and Pat Harris. (Courtesy photo)

The Lord’s Diner in Pittsburg has some new wheels.

Emily Thome, director of The Lord’s Diner, said last week that the Pittsburg Diner went from brick-and-mortar to a food truck because patrons were finding it difficult to get to the brick-and-mortar location.

“This way we will go out to the different areas that people live in who need a meal,” she said. “We’re going out to them rather than making them come to us.”

Thome said a generous donor made it possible for the Diner to purchase the food truck which will begin rolling to three stops in Pittsburg beginning Monday, Nov. 7.

“The transition was received well and volunteers are excited,” she said, adding that patrons are currently being served with to-go containers at the Diner parking lot in Pittsburg.

“Volunteers are getting their sea legs under them and making sure they know the ins and outs,” she said.

The meals continue to be prepared at the brick-and-mortar location, Thome added.

In addition to many volunteers, the Pittsburg Lord’s Diner, which has been serving the city’s hungry for about five years, has one part- and two full-time employees.

Pittsburg Diner truck locations

Beginning Monday, Nov. 7, the Diner’s food truck will stop at these locations:
• 3-3:45 p.m., near The Towers and Stilwell Apartments, 707 N. Broadway
• 4:15-5:15 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 700 N. Pine
• 5:30-6:15 p.m., in Deramus Park at 16th and North Michigan

Meals for Saturday and Sunday will be distributed on Friday evenings from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Thome thanked the City of Pittsburg, the Knights of Columbus, and all the donors who have made the food truck possible.