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About Aunt Dot's Place

Aunt Dot’s Place, Inc. is a registered 501c3 charitable corporation and is an independent organization with no official ties to any religious or secular institution. All of our funding comes from our generous community. We serve the residents of Essex, Essex Junction, Jericho, Underhill and Westford.

Amy Poehler

How to Support Aunt Dot's Place

Thank You!

Aunt Dot's Place would like to thank the following community businesses and organizations for their support for 2023. These contributions, along with numerous individual community member donations, are greatly appreciated and truly make a difference in the lives of our neighbors facing food insecurity!

Donate Food

Food donations can be dropped off at Aunt Dot’s Place during our operating hours (Tuesday 6-7:30pm, Thursday 9-11am and Saturday 10am-12pm) at 51 Center Road Essex, Vermont.

For a large food donation from a food drive, please email us at to arrange a time for drop off.

Aunt Dot’s Place can only accept unopened food items that are within their best by date. We are also unable to accept home processed or cooked products.Thank you for your understanding

Host a Food Drive

If you would like to host a food drive to benefit Aunt Dot’s Place – please contact us . We are here to help and provide ideas.

Financial Contributions

Please consider making a monetary donation by clicking the MAKE A DONATION button on this page or mailing it to:

Aunt Dot’s Place
PO Box #8216
Essex, Vermont 05451

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  • Barnes Moving and Storage
  • beCAUSE Craft Show
  • Bellcate School
  • Bimbo's Bread
  • Blodgett Ovens
  • Box Car Bakery
  • Burlington Bagel
  • Cambridge Market
  • Chelsea Approved
  • Community Bank
  • Costco
  • CTE Engineering Program
  • EJRP Preschool
  • Energy Futures Group
  • Essex/Westford Schools
  • Essex Alliance Church
  • Essex Center United Methodist Church
  • Essex CHIPS
  • Essex Community Health
  • Essex Free Library
  • Essex Middle School
  • Essex Rotary
  • Farrell Distributing
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Fusion Volleyball
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • Green Mountain Power
  • Grumpy's Hot Dogs
  • Hannaford
  • Harvestweb Inc.
  • Heartworks Essex Center
  • Heartworks Pinecrest Drive
  • Heck Productions
  • Heco Engineering
  • J. H. Stuart Associates, Inc.
  • Jericho Food Shelf
  • Kofile Preservation
  • L4 Collective - EJ Community Garden
  • Lawrence Family Farms
  • Magic Mann
  • Mark BBQ
  • Matt Lumsden Real Estate
  • MotoMedia Web Design
  • Mountain Trail Crossfit
  • Murray's Tavern
  • National Life
  • NBT Bank
  • Nest Bakery
  • Partners In Adventure
  • Pennywise Foundation
  • Pepperidge Farms
  • Pinecrest Senior Center
  • Pledgeling Foundation
  • Pomerleau Properties, Inc.
  • Poor House Pies
  • Price Chopper
  • River Berry Farms
  • Rotary Club Charities of Essex Vermont
  • SeaComm
  • The Bagel Place
  • The Commons at Essex Way
  • The Crotched Sunflower
  • The Placemat Lady
  • The Vermont Community Foundation
  • Town of Essex 
  • Trader Joe's
  • Twincraft Skincare
  • Uncommon Coffee
  • USPS
  • Vermont Community Garden Network
  • Vermont Country Bunny
  • Vermont Federal Credit Union
  • Vermont Foodbank
  • Vermont Lake Monsters
  • Vermont Smoke & Cure 
  • West Meadow Bakery 

Financial donations can be mailed to:

Aunt Dot’s Place
PO Box 8216
Essex VT 05451

Financial and food donations can be made during our scheduled operating hours:

  • Tuesday 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We welcome all food donations. Please email us ( to arrange a time to drop off  large food donations. We will be sure to have volunteers available to help receive the delivery.

You will meet the most wonderful people at Aunt Dot’s Place! – Alan Boyd