Golden State Water Donates More Than 8,000
Thanksgiving Turkeys Through Operation Gobble

During the month of November, Golden State Water Company 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’s Operation Gobble program has made a big impact over the years, and we are proud that we were able to donate another 8,000 turkeys this year to provide holiday meals for members of the community who may otherwise go without,” said Denise Kruger, Senior Vice President of Regulated Utilities for Golden State Water. “We are thankful for the hard work of our staff, as well as our partnerships with local elected officials and community organizations, to distribute these turkeys throughout the communities we serve and ensure they 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 29 years, Golden State Water has donated more than 240,500 turkeys through the program.

“Operation Gobble is an important holiday tradition for all of our employees,” said Ronald Moore, Golden State Water’s Operation Gobble project leader. “We take great pride in serving more than 80 communities in California, and that service extends far beyond the water we deliver to homes. It’s also about giving back.”

To learn more about Golden State Water’s community partnerships and philanthropic activities, customers are encouraged to follow @GoldenStateH2O on Twitter and Facebook.