BOBO Fridays’ Food Drive – April 20

Posted on April 17, 2018

Food Bank Network Serves 1,400+ Families a Month

Freeholder Patricia Walsh encourages you to donate to the next “Buy One, Bring One” collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need on Friday, April 20.

“We’ve collected more than 40 tons of donations since 2010,” she said, “but this is still just ‘a drop in the bucket’ in light of the ongoing need at the Food Bank Network, which serves more than 1,400 families a month and provides a weekend-food backpack program for over 775 eligible children per week in 11 schools. Your continuing support is much appreciated!”

Look for the blue BOBO Fridays bins at these county sites: 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.

Canned or boxed food items are accepted. Click here for examples of healthy foods to donate. The bins are available every day during regular business hours, so even if you miss the third Friday of the month, you can drop off donations at any time.

Source: Somerset County Food Bank