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Golden State Water and California American Water Team Up with State Assemblymember Ken Cooley for “Operation Gobble”


300 Thanksgiving Turkeys to be Delivered to Local Nonprofits

California American Water:


Operation Gobble




10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019




Assemblymember Ken Cooley District Office


2729 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 130


Rancho Cordova, CA 95670




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


Rachael Serrao for Golden State Water at (916) 448-5802


Brian Ricks for Assembly Member Cooley at (916) 464-1910

California State Assemblymember Ken Cooley and two water companies serving his district – Golden State Water Company and California American Water – will provide 300 fresh turkeys to local nonprofits as part of the 29th annual “Operation Gobble” program. The turkeys will be distributed at Assemblymember Ken Cooley’s 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 elected officials and is set to deliver thousands of turkeys to families and individuals with limited resources throughout the state this Thanksgiving holiday. The program, which started in 1990, pairs the local knowledge of elected officials with the resources of the private sector to benefit those in need.

“This program would not be possible without the hard work of California American Water and Golden State Water. Families in Sacramento can now rely on a thanksgiving meal,” said Assemblymember Ken Cooley. “Operation Gobble gives us the opportunity to give to those in need this holiday season.”

During the program, participating investor-owned water companies like California American Water and Golden State 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 nonprofit organizations. This year, Save Mart Supermarket is providing the turkeys at their cost to help reach even more families.

“Operation Gobble would not be possible without the support of Golden State Water, Assembly Member Cooley and our nonprofit partners. We are proud to be a part of this effort, which makes the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for our communities in need,” said Evan Jacobs, California American Water’s director of regulatory policy and case management.

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 Cooley and Golden State Water, 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.

About Golden State Water: Golden State Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American States Water Company (AWR). Golden State Water provides water service to more than 1 million people in over 80 communities throughout California, and distributes electricity to approximately 24,000 customers in the City of Big Bear Lake and surrounding areas in San Bernardino County, California, through its Bear Valley Electric Service division. American States Water Company also owns a contracted services subsidiary, American States Utility Services, Inc. (ASUS). ASUS provides operations, maintenance and construction management services for water and wastewater systems located on military bases throughout the country under 50-year privatization contracts with the U.S. government.

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