Operation Gobble Turkey Distribution Returns


For the fourth consecutive year, Golden State Water Company partnered with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and delivered 200 turkeys to community based organizations, which then distributed the turkeys to families in need, this Thanksgiving season.

“Golden State Water Company cares about the communities it serves and is proud to once again provide holiday joy for deserving families through our annual Thanksgiving turkey donation,” said Golden State District Manager Frederick Adjarian. “Through the program, we provide a happier holiday for those who need it most.”

Throughout the year, community organizations in the Second Supervisoral District contact the Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and express their need for turkeys during the holiday season. As Thanksgiving approaches, Golden State Water Company contacts the Supervisor ‘s office with the number of turkeys they are able to donate through its Operation Gobble program, and the Supervisor’s office facilitates the donation process.

“The genorisity of Golden State Water Company goes beyong ensuring that residents in the Second Supervisoral District have a turkey on thier table this holiday,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “Their donation 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.”

Mario Muralles, director of the East Rancho Dominguez Senior Center, was the first person in line to receive turkeys on behalf of the seniors at the center. “We are very grateful for this donation,” Muralles said. “The turkeys will make sure that the families have a great Thanksgiving.”

Florence-Firestone Community Service Center Director, Greg Robinson shared Murralles ‘ sentiments, looking forward to “putting smiles on the faces of many family members in the Second Supervisorial District. ”

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 is delivering more than 7,000 turkeys for needy families throughout California.

The 11 recipients of the turkeys in the Second District were: the Asian Service Center in Gardena, the East Rancho Dominquez Senior Center, the Florence-Firestone Senior Center, the Lynnwood Senior Center, the Roosevelt Park Senior Center in Florence-Firestone, the Willowbrook Senior Center, the Yvonne Burke Senior Center in Ladera Heights, Trinity Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Lennox Senior Center, Mothers in Action in Los Angeles, and Tabernacle of Faith Church in Los Angeles.