California American Water to Distribute Turkeys for Operation Gobble

500 free Thanksgiving turkeys to local non-profits to help food
insecure population

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–California American Water will distribute 500 turkeys to local
non-profits as part of its annual “Operation Gobble” program. The
turkeys will be donated to the Monterey County Food Bank, Salvation Army
and Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, who in turn will distribute
them to those in need. California American Water employees will
volunteer to help serve the annual meal hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs
on the afternoon before Thanksgiving.

“We do our best to support our local community organizations throughout
the year especially during the holidays,” said California American Water
General Manager Eric Sabolsice. “It’s a time when we all reflect on just
how fortunate we are and how we might be able to help those in need.”

“We value and depend on the support of community partners like
California American Water,” said Michael L. Jackson, EdD., President &
CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.

Operation Gobble is a joint philanthropic venture between California
water companies and non-profits that is set to deliver an estimated
30,000 turkeys to families in need throughout the state this
Thanksgiving holiday.

Since 1990, the program has paired the resources of the private and
public sectors to benefit those in need. Participating investor-owned
water companies, such as California American Water, provide turkeys.

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
Catherine Stedman
Mobile: 831-241-2990