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California American Water Teams Up with State Senator Jim Nielsen for “Operation Gobble”

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

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

California American Water:

What:

 

Operation Gobble

 

 

 

When:

 

9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

 

 

 

Where:

 

Senator Jim Nielsen District Office

 

 

2200 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 100A

 

 

Roseville, CA 95661

 

 

 

Contact:

 

Evan Jacobs for California American Water at (916) 568-4252

 

 

Nghia Nguyen 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 29th annual “Operation Gobble” program. The turkeys will be distributed at his district office on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. The turkeys were provided at cost by Save Mart and will benefit numerous causes throughout the Sacramento area.

“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. The program, which began in 1990, pairs the local knowledge of state legislators with the resources of the private sector to benefit those in need.

“Many Americans continue to be in need,” said Senator Nielsen. “The generosity and hard work of California American Water and its employees, families can gather and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal."

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 80 employees who live and work here in Sacramento,” said Evan Jacobs, California American Water’s director of regulatory policy and case management. “This program is an opportunity for us to give back to our community and ensure families in need have a meal this Thanksgiving.”

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.

About California American Water: California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 690,000 California residents. Information regarding California American Water’s service areas can be found on the company’s website www.californiaamwater.com.

About American Water: 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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.

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