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November 20, 2019

Brene Brown explained that “connection” is the “energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued.” Oftentimes poverty is lonely. You lack resources and connections that others have. You don’t fit into conversations about fancy vacations and new...

November 1, 2019

Mark's BBQ, located at 34 Park Street is having Mission Sunday, this Sunday, November 3 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. All profits will go to Aunt Dot's Place to help the food insecure of Essex, Essex Junction, Westford, Underhill and Jericho. Mark is  asking all customers to b...

October 26, 2019

What I do for Aunt Dot's Place is generally in my comfort zone. I work with a lovely group on Tuesday's to sort produce, date stock and stock shelves. I also love to write so I write this blog, reporting on events at Aunt Dot's Place, and asking for donations. But I wa...

October 24, 2019

"Autumn  is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" (Albert Camus). I love the beauty of this season, and I treasure each glorious day, knowing that cold weather is on its way, and with it the holiday season.  

At Aunt Dot's Place, we are asking for dona...

October 20, 2019

On Saturday, two volunteers from Aunt Dot's Place went to Albert D. Lawton School (ADL)  in Essex Junction, where volunteers for "Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack, were packing nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. Many of...

October 17, 2019

If you have grown up middle class, if you are married with two jobs and good health insurance, you live in a bubble where you have a job, where you pay your bills on time, where you don’t have to worry about spending too much money for groceries or stay up at night won...

October 2, 2019

Have you ever wondered how Aunt Dot's Place can keep the doors open and  our shelves stocked with food for our neighbors who struggle with food insecurity? Since money doesn't grow on trees, how do we do it? 

The answer is constant fundraising and generous donation...

September 24, 2019

We received over 600 pounds of produce from Trader Joe's and we were running out of refrigerator space to store it at Aunt Dot's Place. So naturally, we decided to share our resources with others.  

We gave Cheryl Grundon of the Cambridge Food Shelf several boxes o...

September 14, 2019

We are in the same building and the same floor, but after lots of hard work we are moved into a much larger room. Hard-working volunteers set up the shelves and moved the food.

Smiling  Bouchard Pierce workers moved the refrigerators and freezers. Pomerleau workers put...

September 6, 2019

As  many of you know Aunt Dot's Place will be doubling in size when we move next door.  Wall's have been patched and washed, light bulbs replaced, a new floor plan designed and new shelving has been installed.  

Scott Robbins of Scott's Cleaning has clean...

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