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California American Water Teams up with California State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty for "Operation Gobble"

300 Free Thanksgiving Turkeys to be Delivered to Local Residents

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- California American Water:

       

What:

Operation Gobble
 

Where:

1:00 - 1:30 pm: Mutual Housing on the Greenway

6311 Sampson Blvd, #1

Sacramento 95824
 
2:00 - 2:30 pm: Victory Townhomes and Mutual Housing
1048 Dixieanne Ave
Sacramento 95815
 
3:00 - 3:30 pm: TLC Soup Kitchen at Victory Tabernacle
3910 Marysville Blvd
Sacramento 95838
 
4:00 - 4:30 pm: Cottage Housing at Serna Village
5836 Dudley Blvd
McClellan Park 95652
 

Contact:

Evan Jacobs for California American Water at (916) 568-4252
Terry Schanz for Assembly Member McCarty at (916) 319-2007
 

California State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty and California American Water will distribute 300 turkeys to local Sacramento residents as part of the 26th annual "Operation Gobble" program.

The turkeys will be distributed on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at three locations in Sacramento. The turkeys were provided at cost by Save Mart Supermarkets and will benefit numerous causes throughout the Sacramento area.

"I'm looking forward to help making Thanksgiving a time of celebration for the working families in my district," said Assemblyman McCarty. "Everyone deserves to celebrate this time of year."

"Operation Gobble" is a joint charitable venture between California water companies and local state legislators and is set to deliver thousands of turkeys to under-privileged families throughout the state this Thanksgiving holiday. Introduced in 1990, the unique program pairs the local knowledge of state legislators with the resources of the private sector to benefit those in need.

During the program, participating investor-owned water companies like California American Water provide turkeys and transportation in partnership with local elected officials who offer local expertise in directing the donations to community food banks, churches and other non-profit organizations.

"California American Water has more than 70 employees who live and work here in Sacramento," said California American Water External Affairs Manager Evan Jacobs. "This program is an opportunity for us to give back to our customers, our neighbors and our families."

Millions of Californians lack sufficient resources to feed themselves on a regular basis. Many of these residents are low income families that will not be able to afford a Thanksgiving meal.

"Thanks to the efforts of California American Water, Assembly Member Kevin McCarty and our non-profit partners, many Sacramento families will now have a Thanksgiving meal this holiday season," said Jacobs.

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 660,000 people.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

California American Water
Evan Jacobs, 916-568-4252
evan.jacobs@amwater.com

Source: California American Water

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