Find food & basic necessities when you need it most.

About Us & What We Do

Aunt Dots Location

Our goal is small but our vision is large. A passionate, dedicated team of volunteers have joined forces to create a local food shelf for the residents in the Essex Community. 

Aunt Dot’s Place opened in August 2017 as a resource for food. Statistics provided to us by the Williston Community Food Shelf at that time indicated they were supporting 125 families from Essex. Those 125 families consisted of around 400 individuals, including children and seniors, who simply did not have enough to eat. Our goal is provide these families with a resource within their own community where they can visit to get the help they need.

In the future, we hope to evolve and be able to offer clothing, temporary shelter and employment assistance to those who seek our support.


Thanks to our generous and supportive community, Aunt Dot’s place has a wide assortment of fresh and shelf stable foods. Some examples include assorted cereals, oatmeal, ready to make meals, condiments, baking mixes, canned foods and more.

We are happy to serve residents of Essex, Essex Junction, Jericho, Underhill and Westford. Please bring a piece of mail with you to verify residency. 

Personal Care Items

We have personal hygiene items like deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and more. We also have diapers and toothbrushes, toilet paper, paper towels and laundry detergent available.

Pet Supplies

We also have cat food and dog food on hand to help you care for the furry members of your family!

Aunt Dot's Place