Charity

KBE Foundation Completes 15th Annual ‘Gift of Gobble’ Event

Staff members from KBE Building Corporation, Elite Construction Resources, and CMP Exterior, and their families, at Camp Courant in Farmington, Conn.

Farmington, CT – For the 15th year running, the KBE Foundation hosted its annual Gift of Gobble Thanksgiving meal assembly program on Nov. 18 in Farmington.

Staff members from KBE Building Corporation, Elite Construction Resources, and CMP Exterior, along with their families, gathered at Camp Courant to assemble and deliver 500 Thanksgiving meal boxes to community service organizations, a new annual record for the donation program.

In the firm’s Laurel, Md. office, employees assembled and delivered 83 additional meals to local community agencies on Nov. 17, bringing this year’s total donations to 583. These community agencies will in turn provide the meals to those in need in their communities.

The meal kits contained all the fixings for a classic Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, beans, potatoes, yams, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a roasting pan.

Among the community agencies receiving boxes this year are:

  • Basket of Love – Norwalk, Conn.
  • Bloomfield Social and Youth Services – Bloomfield, Conn.
  • Bridges to Housing Stability – Columbia, Md.
  • Christian Community Action Family Center – New Haven, Conn.
  • Columbus House – New Haven and Middletown, Conn.
  • Farmington Community Services, Farmington, Conn.
  • Groton Youth and Family Services – Groton, Conn.
  • Greyhouse – Springfield, Mass.
  • Master’s Manna – Wallingford, Conn.
  • New Britain Community Services – New Britain, Conn.
  • Newington Medical Center, Victory Gardens Housing – Newington, Conn.
  • Sarah’s House – Ft Meade, Md.
  • Waterbury Youth Services – Waterbury, Conn.
  • Wallingford Master’s Manna – Wallingford, Conn.
  • United Way New London Homeless Hospitality Center – New London, Conn.

Since 2009, KBE has provided Thanksgiving meals to 4,650 families in Connecticut and Maryland. The program is sponsored by the KBE Foundation, a not-for-profit public charity launched in 2022 to formalize KBE Building Corporation’s long tradition of community support.