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Assemblywoman Young Kim spreads holiday cheer, gives away 100 turkeys

November 25, 2015
Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) gives a turkey to a Boys and Girls Club representative. (Korea Times)

Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) gives a turkey to a Boys and Girls Club representative. (Korea Times)

By Brian Han

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a turkey, yet many of those who are less fortunate go through the holiday season without one.

Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) looked to make a difference by giving out 100 Thanksgiving turkeys to her local community on Tuesday in the 65th district located in Orange County.

She helped package meal bags, worked in food lines and met with the families who would be receiving the food donations.

“I am so honored to have been given this opportunity to distribute these turkeys to our local organizations that serve individuals and families with limited resources,” Assemblywoman Kim said. “Working together, we were able to assist those who may otherwise go without a meal this Thanksgiving holiday.”

She teamed up with Golden State Water Company in an effort they called Operation Gobble.

Recipients included the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton and Stanton, as well as Giving Children Hope, Kiwanis Club of Stanton, Pathways of Hope, Saint Polycarp Catholic Church, and Sarang Community Church.

Operation Gobble plans to distribute over 8,000 turkeys during November while partnering up with local politicians and community leaders.

“My hope is that programs like Operation Gobble and assistance events provided by organizations like the Boys and Girls Club not only provide holiday meals for those in need, but also raise awareness of the ongoing and prominent problems of hunger and homelessness in our community,” she said. “I encourage everyone to get involved and volunteer or donate to these worthy organizations. We can all work together to improve our community, one neighborhood, one family at a time.”

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