How do I get my food box?
After you have ordered and paid for your food box, you will need to call your Site Director to find out what time to pick up your food box. The Food Box contain frozen food. It will be delivered in refrigerated trucks. The Site Locations do not have freezers and Site Directors are volunteers. Please be there on time. The responsibility of receiving your box rests with the ordering person
Where do you distribute to?
Presently we are delivering to New Jersey and New York metropolitan area.
Where is my partner site located?
To locate a partner site you can click on the partner location tab on our website. There you will find the nearest site to your location or you can call us and one of our staff will be happy to help you locate the closest site 908-686-1988.
Can I pick up my order directly from your warehouse?
No, food boxes can only be picked up on the delivery date, at your dedicated partner site.
Why is the box only distributed once a month?
We feel the food box will bridge the gap that most families suffer towards the end of the month.
How long will the food stay cold without refrigeration?
All our trucks that deliver the food boxes are "freezer", refer trucks. Depending on the time of year once our trucks drops off the boxes to the host site between 3-8 hours depending on the time of year.
Is there an e-mail list I can join to get a monthly menu?
Yes. Email sign up for monthly menu is on Home page.
Do I need to qualify for this program?
No. You do not need to qualify in any way to purchase a food box. Purchasing a Jolin Food Box is available to anybody. Our goal is to make good food affordable for everyone. If you would like to speak to someone direct, please call 908-686-1988.
Is Jolin Food Box Funded by the Government?
No. We are not funded in any way by the Government. We are a private organization trying to help people and do not depend in any way on outside funding. Therefore, we will be delivering high quality inexpensive food boxes for a long time.
What kind or organization can become a partner site and how to become a site?
This program is community based. The goal is for community to come together and help each other in procuring affordable food. Only with the help of community volunteers are we able to offer quality frozen food at such a deep discounted price. We would like to continue passing on the savings to the public. Our current sites include Churches, PTO's, Women's Organizations, etc. You can download and fill out a Partner Site application form.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, money orders made payable to the partner site - or Pay Pal, Visa and Master card for online orders.
Here you will find our list of questions and answers. If you don't find the answer to your question here, please send us an email through our inquiry form.
Jolin Food Box Inc.
What type of items are in the food box?
The food boxes contain an assortment of frozen, refrigerated and grocery items that we currently sell to our retail customers in the greater NY area. The menu may vary from month to month and it can be found on our web site under the menu tab.
How are you able to offer these great food boxes at such discounted prices?
Jolin Food Box Inc is able to offer you the food box at discounted wholesale prices due to the fact that we buy our food in large bulk quantities and have been doing so for over 20 years.
How do you come up with the menu items each month?
We try to base the menu on everyday supermarket items that people will enjoy.
Who do you buy your food from?
Jolin buys large quantities of food from national branded food manufacturers.
How many items are in a food box?
We try to pack the box with as many items as possible, but generally there will be between 20 to 25 items in each food box.
How much can I expect to save compared to a supermarket?
If you were to purchase these items from the supermarket you could expect to pay on average 60-100% more.
How often does the menu change?
The menu generally changes every month.
What if there are some items in the box that I don't eat?
We try to include every day items that most people enjoy. However if there is an item not your choice, you could swap it with other members of your community.Are the menu items the same every month?
The boxes will be similar with some variation from month to month.
How can I order myself a food box?
First, you look at our website under "Location" and find a site near your home. Then you call or visit your local partner site to join and give the site director your order and payment before the second Monday of every month. On delivery date, go to the site to pick up your box within the time frame the site director give you.
Is there an application or membership fee?
No. There are no application or membership fees whatsoever. There is nothing to join and there are no forms to fill out.
Can I order more than one box at a time?
Yes, you can purchase as many food boxes as you would like.