“BOBO” Fridays’ Food Drive – Jan. 15

Posted on January 5, 2016

The first 2016 “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Jan. 15.

“Now that holiday food drives are over, food bank supplies need an ongoing boost,” said Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh. “You can help by donating at any of the many BOBO Fridays drop-off points around Somerset County.”

Canned or boxed food items are accepted.  For ideas about healthy foods to donate, go to http://bit.ly/FoodPantryDonations The program has collected more than 23 tons of donations since it was created by Freeholder Walsh in July 2010.

Look for the blue BOBO Fridays bins at these county locations: Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St., Somerville; Park Commission Headquarters, 355 Milltown Road, Bridgewater; and Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.

Local libraries hosting the bins include the Bound Brook Memorial Library, Bridgewater Library, Manville Library, Mary Jacobs Memorial Library (Rocky Hill), North Plainfield Library, Peapack-Gladstone Library, Somerville Public Library, Warren Township Library and Watchung Library.

Towns that have BOBO Fridays bins in their municipal buildings are Bedminster, Bound Brook, Franklin, Green Brook, North Plainfield and Raritan.

For ideas about healthy foods to donate, go to http://bit.ly/FoodPantryDonations

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Source: Somerset County Officer of Freeholders