“Just bring a little joy to everybody's afternoons.” Eastchester man bakes treats for neighbors

Simon Keller and his family are making sure neighbors of his Eastchester community are well-fed.

News 12 Staff

Apr 29, 2020, 9:58 AM

Updated 1,486 days ago

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An Eastchester man is baking up a neighborhood of smiles. 
Simon Keller and his family are making sure neighbors of his Eastchester community are well-fed.
Using his own ingredients, the 41-year-old has turned his kitchen into a personal bakery and is baking a variety of snacks — from fresh homemade bread to desserts for those with a sweet tooth.
The tasty treats are then personally delivered at the doorsteps of his neighbor's homes. "I'm sure they could use a smile, so I just start packing it up. It's not a ton, bring it out, be a little goofy and it's something to do, get the kids out, everybody goes to the car and you smile and wave and just bring a little joy to everybody's afternoons," says Keller.
When Keller isn't working, he uses the downtime quarantine has allotted him to replace his finance hat with a baker’s hat and is brushing up on his skills. "There's normal stress of life, and then there's stress from the pandemic, and so baking gives me time to just sort of do something nice and something fun."
But what exactly is Keller's secret recipe? Well, it's simply a cup of love and a pinch of passion. "He is out there; he is driving throughout the neighborhood, going door to door, dropping it off, and leaving a little smile behind. We're lucky to have friends like him," says Lauren and Richard Baccello, of Eastchester.
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