The Graduate Polk program at RHS got a big donation from Boy Scout Troop 76 and Cub Scout Pack 76. (Contributed)

A program that helps kids in need at Rockmart High School received a donation of nearly 1,000 pounds of food items and more thanks to a local Boy Scout troop.

Troop 76 and Pack 76 of the Cub Scouts gave the Graduate Polk program at Rockmart High School a total of 911 pounds of canned goods, boxed items and toiletries much needed by the program today, according to a Facebook post from the school.

The scouts were able to collect the items thanks to a box placed outside of Triangle Foods in Rockmart received donations.

“What a blessing this is in keeping our food pantries stocked to help our families in need in Polk County,” the post said.

Graduate Polk is a program that helps teens in Polk County who are struggling for a variety of reasons to graduate get the help they need, whether it is through regular use of a food pantry and clothing closet to hosting youth who are in distressed situations get updated on their credits to received their diploma.

Those who want to help the program can contact Rockmart or Cedartown High Schools to learn more. Call the RHS front desk at 770-684-5432, or the CHS office at 770-748-0490.

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