|When:||1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013|
|Where:||Assemblymember Ken Cooley District Office|
|2729 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 130|
|Rancho Cordova, CA 95670|
|Contact:||Evan Jacobs for California American Water at (916) 568-4252|
|Paul Schubert of Golden State Water at (916) 853-3636|
|Assemblymember Cooley’s District Office at (916) 464-1910|
“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. First begun 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 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 non-profit organizations. “The dedicated local employees of California American Water and Golden State Water work hard to provide a high quality and reliable water supply to thousands of homes and businesses in greater Sacramento,” said Paul Schubert, district manager for Golden State Water. “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 Cooley 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 services to approximately 600,000 people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states, and parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.