California American Water Teams up with California State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty for “Operation Gobble”

250 Free Thanksgiving Turkeys to be Delivered to Local Residents

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


    Operation Gobble


3:00 – 3:30 pm: Alder Grove Apartments
2530 Muir Way
Sacramento 95818
4:00 – 4:30 pm: TLC Soup Kitchen at Victory Tabernacle
3910 Marysville Blvd
Sacramento 95838


Evan Jacobs for California American Water at (916) 568-4252 Asael
Sala for Assembly Member McCarty at (916) 324-4676

California State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty and California American
Water will provide 250 turkeys to local Sacramento residents as part of
the 26th annual “Operation Gobble” program.

The turkeys will be distributed on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at three locations
in Sacramento. Assembly Member Kevin McCarty will be present to assist
in the operation.

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

“I’m looking forward to help making Thanksgiving a time of celebration
for the working families in my district,” said Assemblyman McCarty.
“Everyone deserves to celebrate this time of year.”

“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. Introduced in 1990, the unique program 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, Assembly Member
Kevin McCarty and our non-profit partners, many Sacramento families will
now have a Thanksgiving meal this holiday season,” said Jacobs.

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK),
provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to
more than 615,000 people.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S.
water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this
year, 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 at


California American Water
Evan Jacobs
External Affairs Manager