KBE Building Corp. to Deliver its 965th Thanksgiving Dinner to Hungry Families

Volunteers to assemble, deliver meals on Nov. 22 from 8-10 a.m.

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 19, 2014 – Volunteers from KBE Building Corp. will continue their 6-year labor of love when they assemble and deliver 200 Thanksgiving dinners during the firm’s signature philanthropic event “Gift of Gobble” on Nov. 22.


KBE staff members and their families will assemble and deliver complete meal kits – each including a turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, beans, potatoes, yams, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a roasting pan – to eight community service organizations around the state.

KBE purchased all food items from Bozzuto’s, and W.B. Mason is donating the boxes.

The commercial construction firm, based in Farmington, also has a significant “Gift of Gobble” initiative in the Mid-Atlantic region through its Columbia, Maryland office.

Meals in Connecticut are being delivered to these organizations:

  • Catholic Charities in Hartford
  • Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport
  • Columbus House, New Haven
  • Columbus House, Middletown
  • Farmington Community Services
  • Fish Food Pantry in Torrington
  • Food Bank at Access Community Action Agency in Danielson
  • Gemma Moran United Way/Labor Food Center in New London

“Gift of Gobble” is part of KBE’s broader philanthropic initiative 50 Ways to Make a Difference.


Assembly will occur on Sat., Nov. 22 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Delivery will begin after all boxes have been assembled, tentatively at 10 a.m. on Nov. 22. Please call Jonelle Lawhorn at 860.836.7517 on the morning of Nov. 22 for a more precise start time for delivery.


Meal boxes will be assembled at the KBE Building Corp. headquarters:

30 Batterson Park Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032

Meals will be delivered to the following organizations:

Catholic Charities of Hartford
45 Wadsworth St., Hartford, CT
(860) 527-1124

Cardinal Shehan Center
1494 Main St., Bridgeport, CT
(203) 336-4468

Columbus House
586 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT
(203) 401-4400

Columbus House
117 Daddario Rd., Middletown, CT
(203) 401-4400

Farmington Community Services
Route 4, Farmington, CT
(860) 675-2390

Fish Food Pantry
332 South Main St., Torrington, CT
(860) 482-7300

Food Bank at Access Community Action Agency
231 Broad St., Danielson, CT
(860) 412-1600

Gemma Moran United Way/Labor Food Center
374 Broad St., New London, CT
(860) 464-3334

About KBE Building Corporation

Regionally located in Farmington, Conn., and Columbia, Md., KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm is celebrating its 50th year providing preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, institutional, and retail markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

About 50 Ways to Make a Difference

50 Ways to Make a Difference is KBE’s corporate philanthropic program. Established in 2009 to celebrate KBE’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.2 million and 5,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

CONTACT: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

t: 860.284.7431| c: 860.836.7517 | f: 860.284.7831 | e: jlawhorn@kbebuilding.com