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Find food & basic necessities when you need it most.

About Us & What We Do

Aunt Dots Location

A passionate, dedicated team of volunteers have joined forces to create a local food shelf for Essex, Essex Junction, Jericho, Underhill, and Westford residents. 

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 vision is to fight hunger and food insecurity in the communities that we serve.

Please note we do not deliver to our clients; you must come to Aunt Dot’s to shop and acquire food. If you are unable to do so, you may identify an alternate shopper to shop/pick up for you.


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 developing a special diet section that includes halal, kosher, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian diets, plus culturally appropriate food options.     


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