Assemblymember Chau Hosts Sixth Annual “Operation Gobble” – Turkey Giveaway
ROSEMEAD – Today, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D- Monterey Park), in collaboration with the San Gabriel Valley Water Company and the American Water Company, gave out two hundred turkeys during the Sixth Annual “Operation Gobble” Turkey Giveaway. The event was held at Zapopan Park in the City of Rosemead.
“My favorite part of the holidays is having the opportunity to spend time with family and friends around the dinner table and sharing a warm meal,” said Assemblymember Ed Chau. “Unfortunately, too many families in our state will not have that opportunity because they lack access to enough nutritious food for their household. Today’s event is our way of being grateful for what we have by helping families throughout our communities that are impacted by food insecurity.”
Operation Gobble turkeys were distributed to local charitable organizations and food banks, which serve low-income families in the 49th Assembly District and the Greater San Gabriel Valley. The 2018 recipients of donated turkeys included: Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley; Asian Youth Center; Kiwanis Club of Temple City; El Monte/South El Monte Emergency Resources Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Greater El Monte Post 10218; Potrero Heights Park Community and Senior Center; and The Church of Our Saviour.
Assemblymember Chau represents the 49th Assembly District, comprised of the communities of Alhambra, Arcadia, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City and portions of Montebello and South El Monte.