WORCESTER, Mass. - A Clark University freshman is taking her passion for baking and using it as a tool to give back to the community.
Madeline Steigman started Dough is Me! in October 2020. She bakes sweets for students on campus who are craving a taste of home.
She offers cookies, muffins, banana bread and her most popular item, whoopie pies.
Steigman is also donating 15% of her proceeds to local food pantries. She started her business during her entrepreneurship class, and her motivation was simple.
Steigman said,”Starting off with how I love to bake with my family, I have a passion for baking. So, I noticed a lot of kids on campus were feeling home sick during this isolating time. And I was like, ‘Hey, I'm a commuter. I have access to homemade food. Why should I keep it to myself when I can share it?'"
Steigman says she doesn't just bake for students, she does it for anyone looking for a taste of home.
She's now looking to create “welcome back” baskets for students returning to campus.
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