SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water:
|1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015|
|Senator Richard Pan’s District Office|
|2251 Florin Road, Suite 156|
|Sacramento, CA 95822|
|Evan Jacobs for California American Water at (916) 568-4252|
|Joe Deebs for Senator Richard Pan’s Office at (916) 718-9366|
California State Senator Richard Pan and California American Water will provide about 300 turkeys to local non-profits at his district office on Tuesday Nov. 24 as part of the 25th annual “Operation Gobble” program.
“I am proud to partner with our local non-profit partners in the delivery of almost two tons of turkeys to local families this Thanksgiving,” said Senator Pan. “Unfortunately, there are many families in Sacramento who are struggling in this economy and cannot afford a holiday meal. That’s why it’s more important than ever for government and private non-profits to work together in providing basic provisions for those most in need.”
The turkeys were provided at cost by Save Mart Supermarkets 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 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/or wastewater service to approximately 600,000 people.
Founded in 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diversified publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 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 www.amwater.com.