Helping Hands Food Boxes

Helping Hands is a new service in the greater Saint John area that is working to get fresh fruits/veggies and essential items to our community! We are currently offering 2 services:

Service 1 - Fruit/Veggie Boxes – these boxes, which will be available to order bi-weekly, will have a value of $50 in fresh fruits and veggies, including staple items like apples, bananas, carrots, potatoes, onions, etc. as well as other various fruits & vegetables which will vary, but always be delicious!  Rest assured, you will have plenty of fresh fruit and veggies to eat all week long!  We also offer access to recipes so you can better use all the items in your fruit/veggie box and ensure minimal waste!

We are providing these boxes at two price points:

  • $50, for those who wish a portion of their fruit and veggie purchase go toward an awesome cause.  You will be getting $50 worth of fruits & vegetables, but $10 of your purchase will go toward providing discounted and free boxes to those in need.
  • $25, for those who are able to contribute toward the cost a bit but are unable to afford to pay full price to buy fresh fruits and veggies.

If the $25 payment is keeping you from being able to purchase fresh fruit/veggies for your family, please contact us at and we will make sure you get a box.

To order your box, please use the Helping Hands Food Box order form.

Service 2 - Pick-up and Delivery of Essentials – Our group of volunteers are here to help you get the essential items you need when you are unable to go yourself.  During this time of crisis, we recognize there are many in our community (elderly, disabled, single parents, essential workers, etc.) who may have difficultly getting out to pick up necessary items like groceries, medications, and other household essentials.  In response to this, we offer pick-up and delivery those items.  We also do deliveries on request for our own food boxes (see Service 1)!

You can use the Helping Hands Deliveries form to schedule a pick-up.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email, visit our Facebook "Helping Hands" page, or go to the website at