Evanston police, with the help of seven Evanston Township High School students and volunteers from the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, delivered bags of fresh groceries to 110 households, primarily seniors, in Evanston on Dec. 17.

Police Officer Loyce E. Spells II, who organized the program, said Evanston police officers and civilian employees of the department, donated personal funds that were used to purchase groceries, including ham, chicken, vegetables, fresh fruits, cookies and other items. Police also obtained donations of food from local food stores and bakeries. Food packages were assembled in the morning and then delivered throughout the City. Food left over after the packing operation will be donated to the City’s food drive program, said Officer Spells.

Pictured above, not in order, are Officer Spells, police advisory board member Eva Holland-Switchett, and ETHS students Ushane Locke, Brianna Spencer, Jessica Lakind, Savannah Turner, Sabanna D’Haiti, Pamela Lunec and Lauren Teske.