144 Power Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-5142
Fax: (401) 462-1811
The Food Service Unit has overall responsibility for all offender food service activities directed by employees of the Department of Corrections. Responsibilities include menu planning, food procurement, handling, preparation and the delivery of wholesome, nutritionally balanced food and beverages to all offenders.
Each prison facility of the Department of Corrections has kitchen facilities currently serving inmates three daily meals. Correctional Officer Stewards supervise inmate kitchen workers in the preparation and serving of meals in the various facilities. Menu food requirements and components are determined by the Food Service Administration, and purchases are coordinated through the Department's Central Distribution Center (CDC). Overall, the Food Service Unit provides approximately 9,000 meals per day Department-wide.