From left are Corcoran City Councilman Sid Palmarin, Kings County Supervisor Richard Valle, Assemblyman Rudy Salas, former Assemblywoman Nicole Parra and CSATF/SP CRM Jason Moore.

From left are Corcoran City Councilman Sid Palmarin, Kings County Supervisor Richard Valle, Assemblyman Rudy Salas, former Assemblywoman Nicole Parra and CSATF/SP CRM Jason Moore.

By Lt. Erick Smith, AA/Public Information Officer
California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran

The California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran (CSATF/SP) joined Kings County Supervisor Richard Valle and California State Assemblyman Rudy Salas for Corcoran’s seventh annual “Operation Gobble.”

The charitable event helped Corcoran families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to have a turkey meal for Thanksgiving.

This year, County Supervisor Richard Valle was able to increase the event’s sponsorship in order to provide entire meals for families and not just a turkey. There were over 200 Thanksgiving meals given out to the community in Corcoran with at least two dozen community volunteers on-hand to assist.

Community Resources Manager Jason Moore helped pass out bags of potatoes, turkeys, dressing, corn and rolls to countless vehicles lining the parking lot at the Recreation Association of Corcoran. Cost Less Food Company in Corcoran and the CrisCom Company, along with Waste Management, were the main sponsors of the event.

“It’s always a great opportunity to give back to the community,” said Warden Stu Sherman.

Operation Gobble is a non-denominational and non-partisan effort in which companies partner with local elected officials who help direct the donations to community food banks, churches and other non-profit organizations.