Everybody Eats

Everybody Eats

Everybody Eats is an initiative to ensure those in our Illini community have access to a hot meal and are provided with adequate nutrition.  

Currently, Everybody Eats has two programs under its umbrella, each with a different meal offering, Bevier Café (College of ACES) and Everybody Eats (University Housing). See descriptions, locations, and hours for each below:

Bevier Café: No matter how much or how little you give; everyone has a place at our table.

  • How It Works: Order from the daily menu, then chose from four ways to pay:
    • Pay the menu price
    • Pay what you can
    • Pay more
    • Pay it forward
  • Location: Bevier Hall, Second Floor, 905 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • Dining Options: Dine-in, carry out or contactless online ordering

University HousingSupporting our Illini community one hot meal at a time. 

  • How It Works: Visit one of the two designated hot box locations and help yourself to the daily soup and rice inside. Completely free, no ID required. 
  • Locations: For hot box locations, email everybodyeats@illinois.edu.Your email will generate an autoreply with specific hot box instructions. 
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m. or until food runs out. 
  • Dining Options: Carry out.


Additional campus and local food insecurity resources can be found here.

In addition to those, there is also the Food Assistance and Well-Being Program, which is a shopping style pantry located in the ARC Instructional Kitchen. 

For questions or referrals to other programs, contact University Housing Dining Services at 217- 333-1407 or everybodyeats@illinois.edu.

If you are campus department or organization and are interested in joining Everybody Eats, email everybodyeats@illinois.edu.