Everybody Eats

Everybody Eats

Everybody Eats is a campus-wide 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 choose from four ways to pay:   
    • Pay the suggested price (menu price)  
    • Pay more (suggested price + a little extra)  
    • Pay it forward (buy a meal for someone else)
      • If you are in need of a meal, use one of the tokens from the jar at the entrance of the Café.  Order your lunch, give the token to a cashier and they'll take care of the rest.  These tokens are a gift to you from other generous Café patrons who want to help. 
        • Once you get back on your feet "pay it forward"! Buy tokens to help out someone else or make a donation at the register to help to fight food insecurity.  It is through your generosity and kindness that "Everybody Eats" at Bevier Café!
  • Location: Bevier Hall, Second Floor, 905 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. when classes are in session
  • 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: 
      • Student Dining and Residential Programs building (SDRP): First floor, 301 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign  
          • The hot box is located at 57 North in the seating and condiments station area.  

      • Illinois Street Residence Halls: Terrabyte Retail Location. Lower Level, 1010 W. Illinois St., Urbana  
          • From the west entrance off of Green Street: Located in the northwest corner of Terrabyte next to the Freestyle machine. 
          • From the InfiniTEA Entrance: stay on the wall closest to Green Street and follow it to the Freestyle machine.

  • Hours: Daily 10:30 a.m. -8 p.m.
  • Dining Options: Carry out.

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

The Illinois App has a tab at the bottom that says Wellness that has additional Wellness Resources 

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.