The Diner
Service Times: Sunday - 10:30am
333 Jefferson Ave, Evansville, IN 47713 - 812-401-4440

The Diner

Need Addressed:

diner pic1The Diner assists individuals and families to stretch their limited resources. This type of assistance from The Potter’s Wheel frees money in their budget to pay rent, utilities, and other expenses, and serves to keep some residents who are caught between the expenses of shelter and food from crossing the threshold into homelessness. The Diner also gives individuals in The Potter’s Wheel neighborhood the chance to fellowship which creates a sense of community. Program Description: The Potter’s Wheel serves a free hot meal twice a week. On Tuesdays, The Potter’s Wheel staff and volunteers prepare and serve the meal. On Saturdays the meal is prepared and served on a rotating basis by volunteers from First Presbyterian, Northeast Park Baptist, St. Mary’s Catholic, Olivet Presbyterian, Good Shepard Assembly of God and Old North Methodist churches. Although some food is purchased, the food for these meals are donated by Bread of Life, Tri-State Food Bank, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s commodities program, Gordon’s Food Service, Panera Bread, Buehler’s Buy Low, Jim David Meats, private individuals, and area farms.


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Mission Alignment:

The Diner aligns with The Potter’s Wheel Inner City Mission’s mission by meeting physical needs among inner-city Evansville residents.


The goal of The Diner is to provide increased food security, improved nutrition and an increase in income available for basic needs for low-income Evansville residents. In addition, individuals will gain the feeling of self-worth by creating a sense of community.



Expected outputs: The Potter's Wheel Inner City Mission projects that during 2016, there will be 571 hot meals per week for a total of 28,550 hot meals served. The Diner served an average of 539 hot meals per week during 2015.


  1. At least 85% of individuals will report increases in income available to meet basic needs as a result of receiving free meals;
  2. At least 85% of individuals will report improved food security as a result of receiving free meals;
  3. At least 85% of individuals report improved nutrition as a result of receiving free meals.

Data Source(s):

Food trays will be counted at each meal to determine the number of people who were served. A report on the number served will be submitted to the administrator prior to the monthly meeting of the board of directors.

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12 Dec 2017;
11:00AM - 01:00PM
The Diner
12 Dec 2017;
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Clothing Bank
12 Dec 2017;
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Discipleship Classes
13 Dec 2017;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Prayer Time
13 Dec 2017;
01:00PM - 02:00PM
ROAR (Reading Opens All Roads)
13 Dec 2017;
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Baby Basics Class
13 Dec 2017;
01:30PM - 03:00PM
GED Classes
13 Dec 2017;
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Women's Support Group
13 Dec 2017;
05:00PM - 08:00PM
SING Program
13 Dec 2017;
06:30PM - 08:00PM
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Potter's Wheel is located in Downtown Evansville, Indiana