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.


We are very humbled and blessed by our recent kitchen expansion. This expansion and loading area for our food trucks have streamlined our operation greatly. With two fixed sites and three mobile trucks now serving as many as 3,000 guests nightly we are most grateful for the space.

On January 15, 2017 our much anticipated Lord's Diner in Pittsburg Kansas opened. It was a cold rainy night but we served our first 60+ guests. The City of Pittsburg staff was the first volunteer group.

The Lord's Diner Wichita celebrated 15 years on Feb. 13, 2017. We served 126 the first night with the City of Wichita staff as the first volunteer group.