THIS SATURDAY – Thanksgiving Meal Kit Prep for Needy CT Families

7th annual ‘Gift of Gobble’ event a labor of love for KBE Building Corp.

EAST HARTFORD, CT, Nov. 18, 2015 – To help various Connecticut community and non-profit organizations raise awareness of and meet the growing needs of disadvantaged local families, volunteers from KBE Building Corp. will assemble and deliver 200 Thanksgiving dinners during the firm’s seventh annual “Gift of Gobble” event on Nov. 21.

Including this year’s donations, KBE has donated more than 1,000 Thanksgiving meal kits to needy families since the program started in 2009.


KBE volunteers and their families will assemble and deliver the 200 meal kits containing all the ingredients of a classic Thanksgiving dinner—turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, beans, potatoes, yams, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a roasting pan—to the following local community and non-profit organizations in CT.

  • American Legion Post 12 – Norwalk, CT
  • Cardinal Shehan Center – Bridgeport, CT
  • Catholic Charities of Hartford – Hartford, CT
  • Columbus House – Middletown and New Haven, CT
  • Farmington Community Services – Farmington, CT
  • Fish Food Pantry – Torrington, CT
  • Gemma Moran United Way/Labor Food Center – New London, CT
  • Jewish Senior Services – Fairfield, CT
  • Wounded Warrior – East Hartford, CT

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


Needy Connecticut families

Staff members from local non-profit organizations

KBE Building Corp. staff members and their families


Meal kit assembly will occur on Sat., Nov. 21 starting at 8:00 a.m.

Delivery will begin after all boxes have been assembled, tentatively at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 21. Please call Jonelle Lawhorn at 860.836.7517 on the morning of Nov. 21 for a more precise start time for delivery.


Boxes will be assembled at the Elite Construction Rentals headquarters:

111 Prestige Park Road

East Hartford, CT 06108

About KBE Building Corporation

Regionally located in Farmington, CT, Norwalk, CT, 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 $4 billion in construction volume over the last two decades alone, and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at

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 $1.7 million and 9,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

CONTACT: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

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