Hot Lunch

Hot Lunch is a twice‑weekly mostly vegan and gluten‑free meal served on campus during the fall and winter semesters. We suggest bringing a pay‑what‑you‑can cash donation or a non‑perishable food item, however, no student will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Hot Lunch happens every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 pm in the Lambert Lounge at 100 McCaul, Room 187 (First Floor). The Fall 2023 program will run from September 19 - December 14, 2023.

Contact: Hot Lunch Coordinator at

Student Pantry

The Student Pantry provides students with a range of fresh and non-perishable food options, premade meals and grab‑and‑go snacks, as well as personal care, menstrual hygiene, and sexual health products on a no‑assessment basis.  

There is currently a location in 100 McCaul, Room 271 (Second Floor) as well as outside the OCAD Student Union office at 230 Richmond St W, Room 620 (Sixth Floor). The Student Pantry is accessible during regular hours of operation.

A limited number of President’s Choice (PC) physical gift cards are available for any OCAD U student who has grocery-related needs that cannot be met by our other food services. PC gift cards are available Monday to Thursday, 12 – 4 pm at the OCAD Student Union office at 230 Richmond St W, Room 620 (Sixth Floor).

Food services are available to current OCAD University students and anyone who has attended OCAD University since September 1, 2022.

Contact: Marine Musaelyan, Food Services Coordinator at

We gratefully acknowledge the following donors for their support: paperplanes (Kaushika Nayyar, Ardy Llatino, Karissa De Bono, Sarah Parent, Mustafa Abdel Fattah), the OCAD U Alumni Association, the OCAD U Writing and Learning Centre, Selmin Kara, Marie Josee Therrien, The Ontario College of Art and Design Faculty Association, Ilene Sova, OCAD U Studio Technicians and Studio Services Staff, Meal Exchange, the OCAD U Office of the President, Rebecca Diederichs, Caroline Langill, Alia Weston, Ana Serrano.

Need additional support? Find a list of Toronto Food Services and Community Fridges here.

Looking for some inspiration in the kitchen? Check out the OCAD SU Guide to Good Eats!

Social Justice Library

The Student Union is dedicated to creating safe spaces that are inclusive and welcoming. We aim toward deconstructing colonialism, capitalism, misogyny and all the -isms, addressing continued systemic oppression. The Social Justice Library will work towards our mandate by educating and creating conversations with students about social justice, diversity, equity, race, gender, and sexuality in a safe and inclusive space. The Library features books, zines, and other texts and is located inside the OCAD SU office.

We also offer digital access to the library on Librarika. This guide will help you to register and access our books online.

Safer Sex Supplies

We offer safer sex supplies in the OCAD Student Union office, available for free and on a no‑assessment basis. Please drop by and help yourself. In the event that we have run out or our office is closed, the Student Wellness Centre also stocks these supplies.