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For Immediate Release
January 13, 2021
Kate Flavin


The Lord’s Diner and Health Care Workers Honored with Chairman’s Award

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – In one of his last official duties as Chairman for 2020, Commissioner Pete Meitzner recognized The Lord’s Diner and health care workers as the recipients of the 2020 Chairman’s Award.

“The Lord’s Diner humbly serves some of the most vulnerable in our community with dignity and compassion,” said Chairman Pete Meitzner. “They have proved to be an invaluable asset to our community through the Great Recession and now this pandemic.”

Since 2002, the Lord’s Diner has served more than five million nutritious meals with dignity and respect to anyone who is hungry. It operates two locations and two food trucks in Sedgwick County while also providing outreach to other parts of the state.

“COVID-19 has forever changed our lives and our community,” added Meitzner. “Our health care workers have been on the front lines of this pandemic for nearly a year and continue to provide the same care to all patients. They are the everyday heroes who continue to care for their patients.”

Sedgwick County’s compassionate health care workers have dedicated countless hours over the course of 2020 to provide quality care for residents battling COVID-19.

Each year since 1988, the chairman of the Board of Sedgwick County selects one organization, project, or person who has exhibited a high level of dedication to public service, or otherwise made strides to improving our community. Some past recipients of this award include: the Patriot Guard, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit, the Wichita Independent Business Association (WIBA), and the Sedgwick County Zoological Society.