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

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--()--California American Water:



    Operation Gobble


3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015


Mutual Assistance Network

Firehouse Community Center

811 Grand Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95838


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

Asael Sala for Assemblymember McCarty at (916) 324-4676


California State Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and California American Water will provide 300 turkeys to local non-profits as part of the 25th annual “Operation Gobble” program.

The turkeys will be distributed on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Firehouse Community Center in Sacramento. Assemblymember 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 about 100 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, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty 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


California American Water
Evan Jacobs
External Affairs Manager


California American Water
Evan Jacobs
External Affairs Manager