Food Services

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 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 7,500 meals per day Department-wide.​​​​​

Contact Information

Robert Lantagne, Associate Director of Food Services

144 Power Road

CDC Building

Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-5142

Fax: (401) 462-1811