American Water Logo

Print Print page   Email Email page   PDF Download PDF
« Previous Release | Next Release »

California American Water Teams up with State Senator Jim Nielsen for "Operation Gobble"

100 Free Thanksgiving Turkeys to be Delivered to Local Non-profits

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



Operation Gobble


9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017


Senator Jim Nielsen District Office
2200A Douglas Boulevard, Suite 100A
Roseville, CA 95661


Evan Jacobs for California American Water at (916) 568-4252
Robert Olmstead for Senator Nielsen at (916) 772-0571

California State Senator Jim Nielsen and California American Water will provide 100 turkeys to local non-profits as part of the 27th annual "Operation Gobble" program. The turkeys will be distributed at his district office on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. This year, Save Mart Supermarkets is providing the turkeys at their cost to help reach even more families.

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

"For years, families in need have enjoyed the great tradition of having these turkeys for their Thanksgiving dinners thanks to the generosity of California American Water and its employees," said Senator Nielsen. "This is such a worthy service and I am proud to be a part of it."

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, State Senator Nielsen and our non-profit partners, many Sacramento families will now have a Thanksgiving meal this holiday season.

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and 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

California American Water
Evan Jacobs
Office: 916-568-4252
Mobile: 707-495-6135

Source: California American Water

News Provided by Acquire Media

Close window | Back to top