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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Administration

Bureau of Food Services

Jim Boylan
Bureau Chief
(850) 488-0123
SUNCOM 278-0123

The Bureau of Food Services is responsible for feeding over 64,000 inmates three nutritionally balanced meals a day. This bureau has oversight over food selection, warehousing and distribution; menu development; equipment purchasing; farming and gardening programs; and food quality and cost control.

Accomplishments in 1996-1997:

  • Served more than 70 million meals during FY96-97 at a cost of 75 cents per meal. These meals are nutritionally balanced and certified by registered dietitians;
Per Meal Food Costs
FY 1992-93 to FY 1996-97
FY 1992-93 71.0 ¢
FY 1993-94 75.6 ¢
FY 1994-95 74.4 ¢
FY 1995-96 74.0 ¢
FY 1996-97 75.0 ¢
  • Served more than 1.7 million meals through the Federal National Child Nutrition Program;

  • Continued the expansion of the farm and gardening program to 66 facilities, covering 436 acres, logging over 534,000 hours of inmate labor and producing almost 3.4 million pounds of vegetables;

  • Established aquaculture programs at two facilities, Hendry CI and Cross City CI, encompassing 50 acres of water;

  • Implemented a system to identify stages during the food production process where risk of the occurrence of food borne illness is most significant and determined control procedures to reduce potential risk;

  • Initiated development of a pilot project to reduce inventory levels and improve the food acquisition process by developing a prime vendor program;

  • Began development of a new, more cost-efficient master menu which will incorporate a breakfast, a sandwich lunch, and a traditional evening meal.