‘BOBO Fridays’ Food Drive – Aug. 19

Posted on August 15, 2016

Summertime is a time to get away, but as too many people know, hunger doesn’t take a vacation.

“The Food Bank Network of Somerset County continues to feed hundreds of families and individuals every month,” said Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh, who launched the BOBO Fridays food drive six years ago. “The food bank depends on this monthly food drive to help keep its shelves stocked, so your donation is very much appreciated.”

She announced that the next “Buy One, Bring One” collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Aug. 19.

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.

Canned or boxed food items are accepted. For examples of healthy foods to donate, visit http://bit.ly/DonateHealthy

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Source: Somerset County Office of Public Info