Give Yourself a Break this Summer

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)

Download sample menu

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

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. Once you're signed up for camp in Chicagoland we'll send you an email notice letting you know it's time to sign up (in early May).

Sign up and Customize Your Gourmet Gorilla

Chicago lunch registration with Gourmet Gorilla will begin in early May -- if you're signed up for camp in Chicagoland we'll send you an email notice letting you know that it's time to sign up. Thanks for your patience.

Please contact Gourmet Gorilla for all questions related to lunch: 1.877.219.3663,

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