Photos of Operation Gobble turkey distribution events

Golden State Water Donates More Than 8,000 Turkeys to Families and Individuals in Need Through Operation Gobble

During the month of November, Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) worked in partnership with elected officials and community leaders to distribute more than 8,000 turkeys to organizations that serve families and individuals with limited resources through its annual Operation Gobble outreach program.

“Golden State Water over 80 communities throughout California, and we are able to make a big impact through the Operation Gobble program which provides holiday meals for those who may otherwise go without,” said Denise Kruger, Senior Vice President of Regulated Utilities for Golden State Water. “We appreciate the partnerships we have with local elected officials and community organizations to ensure the turkeys find their way to those who need them most.”

Operation Gobble is a philanthropic partnership between Golden State Water, the California Water Association and local and state elected officials. This year, Golden State Water employees distributed turkeys to local community-based organizations, including The Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, Lions Club, churches, food banks, senior centers and other nonprofits in the communities it serves.

Operation Gobble has been a Golden State Water tradition since 1990. Over the last 28 years, Golden State Water has donated more than 230,000 turkeys through the program.

“Operation Gobble has become an important part of the holiday season for all of our employees who understand the significant impact a warm Thanksgiving meal can make for our neighbors who have limited resources,” said Ronald Moore, Golden State Water’s Operation Gobble project leader.

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