KBE Donates Thanksgiving Dinners to 168 Families

FARMINGTON, Conn., and COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 20, 2012 – KBE Building Corporation completed its fourth annual “Gift of Gobble” program, a staple in its award-winning community outreach initiative, 50 Ways to Make a Difference.

KBE employees and their families from the Connecticut office gathered on Saturday, November 17th, to assemble 168 boxes of food for Connecticut families in need. Each box included a turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, beans, potatoes, yams, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a roasting pan. Twenty additional turkeys were also donated.

The meals were delivered to several Connecticut community service agencies and food banks, including the Crystal Lake Food Pantry in Ellington, the Food Bank at Access Community Action Agency in Danielson, Farmington Community Services, the Catholic Charities of Hartford, the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, the Columbus House in New Haven, and the Fish Food Pantry in Torrington. Several turkeys were also delivered to the Hockanum Valley/Tri Town Pantry in Vernon.

Employees in the Maryland office assembled 25 complete Thanksgiving meals, as well, in conjunction with generous food donations from Harris Teeter. The meals were delivered to two Maryland charities, Sarah’s House and the Bea Gaddy Family Center.

50 Ways to Make a Difference, launched in 2009 to celebrate KBE’s 50th year in business, formalizes the construction company’s 50+ year legacy of charitable giving, and focuses on providing support for local children and seniors. The annual program is funded by both significant corporate donations as well as donations and volunteer time contributed by KBE’s 120+ employees.

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 provides 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.

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