Behind lots of new businesses is a problem that needs fixing. When Anton Kogan realized how difficult it was to send packages to jail prisoners – not only is it time-consuming, but deliveries are denied for a myriad of reasons, including the way a box is sealed – he set out to provide a service that would make it easier and more effective for friends and relatives to ship care packages.
"I thought there had to be a better way,” Kogan said.
Emma’s Premium Foods was born, offering food as well as apparel, books and other goods that can be shipped to prisoners in New York State Corrections and Community Supervision facilities. Customers can order a range of products by telephone or online and arrange for Emma’s to handle delivery. The company caters to inmates as well as relatives and friends who may be shopping for them.