Feeding Families for a Happier Holiday

This Thanksgiving season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas partnered with Golden State Water Company and local community groups to deliver 200 turkeys to families in need.

“We are not just feeding families, we are giving a happier holiday to those who need it most,” the Supervisor said.

This year marked the sixth consecutive year of the successful partnership. Throughout the year, community groups determine the need of families they serve. Golden State Water Company provides turkeys through its Operation Gobble program, and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas facilitates the donation process.

“Operation Gobble provides a unique opportunity to give back to the communities we serve,” said
President and CEO Robert J. Sprowls.

“The generosity of Golden State Water Company assures that even in times of struggle, family and friends will be able to gather for one of the nation’s most important holiday rituals,” the Supervisor said.

Since 1990, Golden State has been donating turkeys to disadvantaged families for the Thanksgiving holiday though a program called “Operation Gobble.” This year Golden State delivered more than 7,700 turkeys for needy families throughout California.

The 15 organizations receiving turkeys in the Second District were: Asian Service Center, East Rancho Dominguez Senior Center, Florence-Firestone Senior Center, Lennox Senior Center, Roosevelt Park, Willowbrook Senior Center, Yvonne Burke Senior Center, Trinity B.C., New Life in Christ, Greater Bethel of Los Angeles, St. Bernadette Church, Phillips Temple, Pleasant Hill B.C., Mary Lydia, and Figueroa Church of Christ.