Farmington, Conn., November 19, 2018 – KBE Building Corporation has provided 368 turkey dinners for families in Conn. and Md. as part of its 10th annual Gift of Gobble event. KBE employees and their families joined together to assemble and distribute the boxes on Nov. 17 and 19 to organizations throughout Conn. and Md. Over the last 10 years, KBE has provided Thanksgiving meals for more than 2,000 families, feeding an estimated 12,000 people.
The meal boxes contained all of 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. The meal kits were then donated to the following organizations:
-Amazing Grace Food Pantry – Middletown, CT
-Ashford Food Bank – Ashford, CT
-Bloomfield Social and Youth Services – Bloomfield, CT
-Catholic Charities of Hartford – Hartford, CT
-Columbus House – Middletown, New Haven, and Wallingford, CT
-Farmington Community Services – Farmington, CT
-Southington Community Services – Southington, CT
-Waterbury Youth Services – Waterbury, CT
-Wallingford Master’s Manna – Wallingford, CT
-Sarah’s House Catholic Charities – Fort Meade, MD
-Bridges to Housing Stability of Howard County – Columbia, MD
-Community Action Council of Howard County – Columbia, MD
For the event in Conn., KBE purchased all food items from Bozzuto’s, Inc. and received donated boxes from W.B. Mason. In Md., KBE received a donation of $1,000 in gift cards from Giant Foods to help in the philanthropic effort.
“I’m proud that in our 10th year of doing the Gift of Gobble, it is still our most popular event among employees and their families,” said KBE President and CEO Mike Kolakowski. “It really speaks to the character of our employees, and how they want to give back to the communities in which we live and work. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many families.”
All Because of 50 Ways
KBE’s 10th annual “Gift of Gobble” event is possible because of the firm’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference.
Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate $2.75 million and more than 13,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.
About KBE Building Corporation
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 retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional 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.
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