Off Campus Meal Plan, a private
company that provides meal plan services to nearly 40 colleges
and universities around the country, now offers HPU students
the opportunity to budget their money without sacrificing tasty,
The plan helps people budget,” said Patrick Mayock, HPU’s
director of off-campus housing. “It provides a vehicle
for parents to designate money [for food], and they know what
it’s going towards.”
Currently 20 local restaurants accept OCMP cards. Some, like
Papa John’s Pizza, Jamba Juice, and Big City Diner, have
multiple locations on O‘ahu. Other eateries include: Chili’s
Waikiki; Holimoli’s; Just Tacos; New Liberty Grill; Subway;
and Wailana Coffee House in Waikiki.
According to its Web site, once a student selects a meal plan,
OCMP issues them a personalized card. The restaurant scans the
card to deduct the value of a meal from the total number of meals
on the account. For security purposes, the card has a PIN number
to prevent misuse, and a student’s balance and transaction
record on the card is available in real-time on OCMP’s
OCMP began offering meal plans on Aug. 10 and the plan’s
term extends through Dec. 29 of this year. A wide variety of
meal plans are available, ranging from 35 meals per semester
($262.40; an average of $7.50 per meal) to 294 meals per semester
($2,014.55; $6.85 per meal).
According to OCMP, a “meal” is $6.50 worth of food,
so in actuality, a student could deplete his or her balance before
or after the specified number of meals is reached, depending
on the prices of the food that he or she actually buys. For example,
if a student goes to a participating restaurant and buys $6.99
worth of food, that would count as 1.08 meals. Additional meals
can also be purchased online if a student’s account is
exhausted prior to the end of the semester.
Beware, though, because meals can not be transferred from semester
to semester; if you don’t use all of your balance, you
Mayock said that letters detailing the OCMP options were sent
out to the nearly 7,000 eligible students earlier this summer.
So far, about 100 have signed up for the program.
For more information, or to activate your card if you received
it already, call OCMP toll free at 1-888-211-6267, or check out
their Web site: www.ocmp.com.
Bale Sandwich II
Big City Diner (Foodland Marketplace,
Kaimuki, Ward Center)
Big City Diner (Ward Center)
Fort Street Café
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Heidi’s Downtown Bistro
Jamba Juice (Downtown, Kailua, Kane‘ohe,
Ke‘eaumoku, Waikiki, Ward)
La Taquaria De Ramiro
New Liberty Grill
Ono Cheese Steak (Downtown, Waikiki)
Papa John’s Pizza (Kailua, Kane‘ohe,
Kapahulu, Kapiolani, McCully, Nuuanu)
Subway (Fort Street)
Wailana Coffee House