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California American Water Teams up with State Senator Richard Pan for "Operation Gobble"

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

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


  Operation Gobble


10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017


Sacramento Police Department
5303 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822


Evan Jacobs for California American Water at (916) 568-4252
Claire Conlon for Senator Richard Pan's Office at (916) 262-2904

California State Senator Richard Pan and California American Water will provide about 250 turkeys to local non-profits at his district office on Tuesday Nov. 22 as part of the 27th annual "Operation Gobble" program.

"I am proud to partner with our local non-profit partners in the delivery of almost two tons of turkeys in the Sacramento region this Thanksgiving," said Dr. Richard Pan, state senator and pediatrician. "While I am grateful our partnership is helping to put food on tables this holiday season, it's a reminder that too many families go without throughout the year."

The turkeys were provided at cost by Save Mart Supermarkets and will benefit numerous causes throughout the Sacramento area.

"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 started in 1990, 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, Senator Pan 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

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