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November 2022 Update

Dear Aunt Dot’s Place Volunteers,

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our volunteer appreciation event. It was nice to spend time with one another and get to know each other better. If you were not able to join us this year, we hope you’ll be able to make it next year!

Our annual meeting will take place at Aunt Dot’s Place on January 11, 2023, at 7 pm. Individuals who attend this meeting are eligible to vote for our Board of Director candidates. If you are not able to show up in person, you are not eligible to vote. 

We know you’re already passionate about volunteering, so take the next step and consider joining our Board of Directors! If you are interested in applying, please email with your name and a brief bio and share with us why you would like to serve. Please note that there will be 4 positions that will be voted on. Applications will be accepted until January 11, 2023, at 12 pm (EST). Board members meet in person on the first Wednesday of every month from 7 pm-8:30 pm. 

Please be aware of the following news and updates. 

Holiday Closures:  December 24, December 31 

Mask Update: Masks are optional

Shift Cancellations: We know life happens and understand if you’re not able to make your shift. Please be sure to cancel your shift as soon as possible, AND email to let us know. 

Sign Ups: Next month, you will notice an additional sign-up opportunity for open shifts. We are adding an “on-call” backup volunteer should one of the volunteers cancel.

Food Update: 

  • Bimbo’s Bakery: 36 lbs
  • Colchester CrossFit: 48 lbs 
  • Costco: 1,342 lbs
  • Essex Agency: 54 lbs
  • Essex Alliance Church: 1,444 lbs 
  • Grace United Methodist Church: 21 lbs 
  • Hannaford: 2,024 lbs 
  • Maple Ridge: 85 lbs 
  • Mark B.B.Q.: 278 lbs          
  • Murray’s Tavern: 27 lbs 
  • Nest Bakery: 6 lbs
  • One Credit Union: 207 lbs
  • People’s United Bank: 23 lbs 
  • Pepperidge Farm: 123 lbs
  • Poor House Pies: 121 lbs
  • Price Chopper Donation Bin: 538 lbs 
  • Settler Farm: 55 lbs 
  • Steam Works: 242 lbs
  • Trader Joes: 1,139 lbs 
  • Unknown/Anonymous Donations: 1,817 lbs
  • UVM Medical Center: 15 lbs 
  • UVM Students: 171 lbs 
  • West Meadow Bakery: 8 lbs 
    •  Donations Total: 9,824 lbs

November 2022 Food Purchased: $10,613

November 2022 Weight of Food Purchased: 6,024 pounds 

2022 Calendar Year Amount of Food Purchased: $100,501 

2022 Calendar Year Weight of Food Purchased: 67,381 pounds

Number of Active Households served: 211 (previous month 194)

Number of Active Household Members served: 612 (previous month 543)

As we reflect back on 2022 and look ahead to 2023, we want to thank you for volunteering to serve our community. Your continued support is critical and deeply appreciated in helping fight hunger in our community.

With Gratitude,
Carissa A. Gump, OLY, MPA
Aunt Dot’s Place, Board President