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Sign up for our Chicagoland Healthy Lunch Program

$31.25 - $33.75 (per week)

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We partner with Chicagoland school lunch provider, Gourmet Gorilla, to provide better nutrition and safer food, but also help the local economy, promote food security, and encourage environmental responsibility. The Gourmet Gorilla menu offers a daily hot lunch option and 12 cold lunch options, providing you with a wide variety of options to choose from every day.

The hot menu options change daily with popular items like BBQ Chicken, Mac and Cheese and Crispy Chicken Tenders appearing regularly on the hot menu, and Turkey Swiss, Sunbutter & Jelly and Ranch Chicken Wraps on the cold menu. Plus, your camper will receive a delicious morning snack (click here for a sample snack menu). All their meals are kid tested and developed with 1 to 12 year olds in mind. With Gourmet Gorilla your camper receives a daily:

  • Morning snack
  • Lunch comprised of a generous entrée with two sides (hot and cold options)

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Gourmet Gorilla Nutrition

Gourmet Gorilla provides healthy local and organic food for kids, with an emphasis on foods that are familiar to children, while occasionally pushing the envelope of taste and food experience. Their menus are as much learning and educational experiences as they are healthy eating options. Gourmet Gorilla recipes are designed to meet and exceed the USDA Recommended Daily Allowances and Guidelines for Healthy Lunches,  Illinois Board of Education and City of Chicago Board of Education meal requirements. 

Specific information for health or allergies can be requested from Gourmet Gorilla by contacting their dietitian at or by calling their Customer Service line at 877-219-3663.

Gourmet Gorilla ingredients adhere to the following standards:

  • Organic produce and dairy
  • All natural and grass fed meats, and organic grains
  • Served in reusable or biodegradable containers
  • No MSG or high fructose corn syrup
  • 100% nut-free kitchen
  • 100% trans-fat free
  • Hormone-free and antibiotic-free poultry, meats and dairy
  • No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners

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Gourmet Gorilla Purchase Details

$31.25 - $33.75 (per week)

Lunch prices vary based on your individual selections. Daily prices will range from $6.25 to $6.75 per day (or $31.25 - $33.75 per week) depending on what you choose.  In order to purchase lunch you'll need to order directly through Gourmet Gorilla, see instructions below.

Sign up and Customize Your Gourmet Gorilla

  1.  Visit Gourmet Gorilla's registration page.   
  2. Click on the “Register” button to create a profile. If you are a returning parent, you will need to create a new profile.
  3. Once registered, you will see a dashboard with all the relevant information for your account.
  4. Below “My Account” you will see a “My Credit Cards” section. You will need to keep or use a card on file.
  5. At the top right, you will see all organizations you have children enrolled in. You may add a child by clicking on “Add Child” and your camper's Galileo organization code.

    Here are the Organization Codes for Camp Galileo & Galileo Summer Quest: 

    Camp Galileo (Pre K - 5th) -- Northbrook GN321
    Camp Galileo (Pre K - 5th) -- Arlington Heights GA111
    Camp Galileo (Pre K - 5th) -- Winnetka GW109
    Camp Galileo (Pre K - 5th) -- River Forest GR755 
    Camp Galileo (Pre K - 5th) -- West Loop GWL21 
    Camp Galileo (Pre K - 5th) -- LaGrange  GL501 
    Camp Galileo (Pre K - 5th) --  Lincoln Park GLP22 
    Camp Galileo (Pre K - 5th) -- Evanston GE924
    Galileo Summer Quest (5th-8th) -- Winnetka  GW109
    Galileo Summer Quest (5th-8th) -- Lincoln Park GLP22
  6. Clicking on “Place Order” next to the child’s name will take you to the ordering menu. The left side of the screen shows a calendar with all days available for ordering. After selecting an order, click on the next available date to continue ordering.

    • Select the child whose lunch you want to pack from the dropdown list and select from the interactive calendar/menu.

    • Customize your child’s lunch each day by choosing one entree and two sides.

    • Only order lunches for the weeks your child is attending camp.

    • Lunches must be ordered and customized by midnight on the Wednesday before your camp week begins.
  7. When you’ve completed your order, click on the “Checkout” button on the top right of the screen. Select the credit card you wish to pay with and click “Checkout”. When you’re finished selecting lunches, make sure to checkout: if you do not checkout, your order is not complete and your child’s lunches will not be delivered.
  8. You will receive an order confirmation shortly after placing your order, please review to make sure all orders are accurate. If you do not receive a confirmation email, call Gourmet Gorilla. 

Please contact Gourmet Gorilla for all questions related to lunch, including cancellations/changes: 1.877.219.3663, Lunch must be ordered the by midnight on Wednesday the week before your camp week. 

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