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 three food trucks (one in northwest Wichita, one in southeast Wichita, and one in northeast Wichita), to any guest who needs a nutritious meal - 60 percent of which are families.

Volunteer opportunities
With our much expanded mission we need volunteers for just about every shift.
Prep: 10:00 to 2:00
Truck servers 3:45 to 6:15
Nighttime servers 5:15 to 7:45
If you would like to join us please call 316-266-4966

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.


The last few years have brought many changes to The Lord's Diner. In 2018 our plans are to enjoy our growth and the blessing of serving more who are experiencing food insecurity in our community.

In 2017 we served:
121,171 guests at Broadway                                                 16 year total: 2,364,620
45,540 guests at Hillside                                                       6.5 year total: 450,251
66,208 guests at Truck #1 Evergreen                                    4 year total: 500,657
189,580 guests at Truck #2 Hilltop                                        3.5 year total: 645,250
174,741 guests at Truck #3 Atwater                                     1 year total: 204,069
7,538 guests at St. Anthony/Harbor House                              5 year total: 37,975
52,093 guests served at Pittsburg                                          1 year total: 52,093
656,871 total guests served in 2017                                       16 year total: 4,254,915

On Feb. 13, 2018 we will celebrate our 16th anniversary.