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California American Water Teams Up with State Assemblymember Jim Cooper for “Operation Gobble”

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

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

California American Water:

What:

Operation Gobble

 

 

When:

9:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019

 

 

Where:

Assemblymember Jim Cooper District Office

 

9250 Laguna Springs Drive, Suite 220

 

Elk Grove, CA 95758

 

 

Contact:

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

 

Laurie Coffroth for Assemblymember Cooper at (916) 670-7888

California State Assemblymember Jim Cooper and California American Water will provide 200 fresh turkeys to local non-profits at Assemblymember Jim Cooper’s district office on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 as part of the 29th annual “Operation Gobble” program. 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.

“I am honored to participate in a program that allows me to work closely with local non-profits to help provide Thanksgiving meals to those who need them the most,” said Assemblymember Jim Cooper. “With the help of our local non-profit organizations, we will be able to deliver 200 turkeys that will help disadvantaged families in the community.”

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 California American Water External Affairs Manager Evan Jacobs. “This program is an opportunity for us to give back to our community and give those in need a Thanksgiving meal.”

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, Assemblymember Cooper 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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