NUTRITION SERVICES

Merchants Foodservice and Purchasing Alliance: your partners in healthcare menu services and foodservice procurement.

The Purchasing Alliance joins Merchants Foodservice in providing a superior group purchasing program specifically tailored to healthcare facilities. Our program is based on 100+ years of experience working in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement centers, and assisted living communities. We provide our clients with centralized control and monitoring with an eye toward minimizing their expenditures of time and personal income.

A group-purchasing program with:

  • Volume Discounts
  • Direct Manufacturers’ Contracts

A vast array of products:

  • Janitorial Supplies
  • Disposable Paper Products
  • Kitchenware Program
  • Beverage Program
  • Distribution Assistance

A menu system specifically tailored to long-term care and incorporating:

  • Twice-Yearly Menu Conferences
  • Individualized Meal and Item Selection
  • Modifications for over 12 Diet Orders
  • Nutrient Analysis
  • Menu Costing
  • Daily Pre-Prep and Purchasing Guides
  • Production Sheets upon request
  • Recipe Manual containing more than 350 HACCP compliant recipes

Tray card system:

  • Basic Tray Card System provided at no additional cost to facility (with 2-year commitment)
  • System can be upgraded to Meal Tray Ticket System

Cost control assistance:

  • Professional Staff to monitor and assist with cost issues

Access to:

  • Medical Supply Program
  • Pharmacy Program
  • National Milk Program
  • National Bread Program

Foodservice distribution assurance:

  • HAACP Certified
  • Comprehensive Recall Program
  • American Sanitary Institute Approved
  • Proven Disaster Recovery Protocol

These services are provided at no charge to member facilities.

Contact Us

For more information in the Alabama — Florida Panhandle region, please contact

Sheila Otwell
Merchants Nutrition Services Specialist
(334) 320-5189
sotwell@merchantsfoodservice.com

For more information in the Louisiana — Mississippi region, please contact

Mitzi Russell
Merchants Nutrition Services Specialist
(601) 297-2320
mrussell@merchantsfoodservice.com

For more information in the North and South Carolina region, please contact

Rhoda Mills
Merchants Nutrition Services Specialist
(803) 800-7778
rmills@merchantsfoodservice.com