Opportunity for a free lunch at Bevier Café

By Acacia Hernández

Bevier Café partnered with the Wome’s Resources Center on campus to provide students with a free meal as part of their “Dish It Up” lunch voucher program.

“Dish It Up” is part of an ongoing program from Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations that offers a unique opportunity to engage with other students in a “rewarding discussion of identity, social phenomena, and justice on campus,” according to their website.

Sign-ups are currently open to pick up a voucher for the Oct. 12 lunch next week, co-sponsored by the Native American House, to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera (Comanche) from American Indian Studies is set to present his work on representations of Native and Indigenous people in the media and how understanding this can lead to a more nuanced understanding of other contemporary issues. This event will be from 12-1 p.m via Zoom.

The vouchers do not expire, and students may redeem them anytime Bevier Café is open, according to an email distributed to students from the Women’s Resources Center. All students are encouraged to pick up a voucher. Pick up times are available on Oct. 8, 9 and 12.

Students eat a meal while doing homework at Bevier Café located at 905 S. Goodwin Avenue in Urbana. The café is open from 11:30-1 p.m. during the week. | Photo by Joanna Raimo

Apart from this collaboration, Bevier Café is operating under the “Everybody Eats” program. According to a Good Morning Illini interview with Carter Phillips, the customer gets to select the price of the meal of their selection in effort to help fight food insecurity on campus. They accept all forms of payment.

Junior Emma Salgado is particularly a fan of the contactless cary-out option they offer via online orders.

“For the price you pay, the food is amazing,” Salgado said. “It’s super delicious.”