The Roxbury Congregational Church will host its 52nd annual, old-fashioned beef barbecue Sept. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.

In case of rain, the event will take place inside the Church Street (Route 317) church.

The dinner had been cancelled due to the rising cost of beef, but Rob Perschino from Jimmy's on East Main Street in Torrington, offered to supply the "quality of beef at last year's prices," said the Rev. David Peters.

"In a sense, we are resurrecting the event with a new life that includes all the profits going to support Loaves & Fishes, the feeding program based in nearby New Milford," he said.

"Loaves & Fishes is seeking a new permanent home," Peters said, "and, with this turn of events, we felt that we needed to pass on the generosity of Mr. Perschino."

"The New Milford soup kitchen serves not only the homeless," he said, "but a large number of working poor families who, while working hard, just don't have enough.

"We, as a church, see it as one of our primary missions to make a difference in the world," Peters said, "and let our faith and words be put into action."

Representatives of the soup kitchen will be on hand to talk about their work.

The menu will include spit-roasted beef, baked potatoes, hand-picked corn-on-the-cob, a "secret-recipe" cole slaw, bread, trays of assorted cookies, beverages and make-your-own sundaes.

Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 and free for children under 5.

For more information and tickets, call 860-355-1978.