Justin Amevor (left), the founder and director of DoughBoyz, grew up attending school in Worcester, Massachusetts. During his freshman year as an undergraduate at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Justin met Ahmed, Jordan, and Gabriel, who helped bring DoughBoyz to life. Jordan had come up with the name, Ahmed helped make deliveries, and Gabriel kept track of the finances. In its infancy, DoughBoyz served a hot and fresh shortstack of three pancakes and a cold drink straight to the dorm rooms of fellow students; all of course with excellent service! Justin’s dream of ending world hunger has led DoughBoyz to think, “How can I make a bigger difference?”
As we grow and expand our business, we will support underrepresented communities by providing sustainable solutions to food insecurity, such as our community breakfast series. Lack of food access is especially high in communities of color. The rate of hunger in African American households is more than twice that rate in white and non-hispanic households. 1 in 4 African American children struggle to find a meal. At DoughBoyz, this is a statistic we cannot accept. Additionally, DoughBoyz is set out to fight food insecurity in college students. Founded within the WPI community, it is unfortunate that 24% of WPI students experience food insecurity; we would like to see that number at zero.
Coming Soon! The Doughcart is a food truck that will be able to serve hot meals fresh from the road. It is designed to run on electricity to reduce our impact on the environment. As a part of our mission to reduce food insecurity, the Doughcart will operate around Institute Road, focusing on serving off-campus Worcester Polytechnic Institute students.