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Summer Lunch

Summer 2024 Food Service Information

Youth Academy recommends students bring a sack lunch that does not need to be refrigerated or microwaved.

This summer limited food service is available Monday through Thursday at Brew 425, located just steps outside of the Continuing Education Suite, on the first floor of the Student Resource Center (SRC). Brew 425 will offer a menu featuring beverages, pastries, sandwiches, lunch packs, burgers, cookies, candy and snacks. 

Brew 425 summer hours of operation:

  • May 20 to June 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • June 10 to July 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 22 to Aug. 8, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please be aware the E.E. Gibson cafeteria is closed this summer and will not provide the food service options that have been available during previous summers. For more information about the cafeteria and its services, visit the Dining Services webpage. Please refer to the The Dish newsletter for operational updates.

High School students over 16 years of age may wish to visit Einstein's in the MAC.  Einstein's features bagels, coffee, sandwiches and smoothies. Please refer to The Dish newsletter for hours of operation.

Please note: during summer, there is no food service available on Fridays as well as the entire month of August.

How to Purchase Lunch

Children may bring cash to purchase lunch, or parents may purchase gift cards ahead of time. Cards may be purchased at Brew 425 and Einstein's in the MAC. If you purchase a gift card for your child, Youth Academy staff will mark your child's name on the card and safely hold it for your child at the check-in desk for use when needed.

A Friendly Reminder

Any child enrolled in academic or enrichment courses who is remaining on campus for lunch must be also enrolled in Lunch Supervision. No child under age 16 may be left unescorted on the campus. Call (630) 942-2208 for details and to register.

Students registered in day camps, including Explorers, Counselor Training and Teen X-Treme, are already supervised during lunch and do not need to enroll for lunchtime supervision. 

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

Front Desk Hours
  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Office hours may vary due to holidays and staff coverage.