Vancouver police delivered holiday food packages to 25 needy families Friday in the Fruit Valley area.
The Vancouver Police Activities League worked with Fruit Valley Elementary School to select the families. The effort was spearheaded by the nonprofit's new executive director, John Anderson, who took over this summer.
Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department, said this is the first year the nonprofit has done food donations; there was a similar effort around Thanksgiving.
The Police Activities League is known for its educational and recreational programs that bring kids and cops together.