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) and an average of 150 meals nightly at a dining facility in Pittsburg, 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.

On Thanksgiving Day 2018 we served our 5 millionth guest.

Over the course of serving 5 million guests, we have served approximately:

- 1,250,000 lbs of beef = 2,500 steers
- 83 tons of sugar = 13 concrete mixer trucks
- 937,500 lbs of corn = 16,741 bushels = enough #10 cans to stretch from Wichita to Goddard
- 325,600 cartons of milk to kids
- 259,050 gallons of tea
- 5 million slices of bread

served by approximately 200,050 volunteers! $5,000,000 in donations covered food costs of $1.00/meal for 16+ years!