A person works in a small office that comprises a staff of Jews and non-Jews. Each month, payroll deducts an amount from people's paycheck to go to a fund to buy chametz breakfast items such as cookies, snacks, coffee, etc. most of them chametz. These items are for use by anyone who contributed to the fund, so, it seems that they are "jointly owned" by Jews and non-Jews.
Must a Jew stop payment to this fund for the food that will exist during Pesach? Some conditions:
- Does it matter if the deduction itself occurs during Pesach, or the actual delivery of the food items occurs during Pesach?
- Is there any problem with both the deduction and delivery occurring before Pesach, but the chametz is around during Pesach itself? It is jontly owned and bought so how would the Jew evaluate his "portion" of the food to be able to sell it?