Distribution Services is the primary logistics support operation for the department. Distribution Services manages statewide inventory (stock and non stock items); monitors and disposes of non-expendable assets; develops statewide food service standards and operational oversight related to feeding inmates; and, manages the inmate commissary (canteen) program for 13 institutions located throughout the state. The Distribution Center, Food Service Administration, Central Canteen, Transportation and Property Management units are located in Salem. Distribution outstation operations are located at Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla and Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville.
The Distribution Services objectives are to reduce cost, increase quality, and be responsive to the customers needs.