Buy One Bring One @ Library

Posted on January 16, 2020

More than 20,000 residents in Somerset County are food-insecure, according to County sources.  The Buy One Bring One program has collected more than 45 tons of donations since its inception in 2010. Your donation will help ensure that food bank supplies can keep up with demand.

Canned or boxed food items are accepted. For examples of healthy foods to donate, visit 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.

Local libraries hosting the BOBO Fridays 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.

Look for the  bins at the following 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.

The food collection program is conducted on the third Friday of the month; however items can be brought to the bins any day the facilities are open. County library branches may be open with limited hours on certain holidays.

Source: Somerset County Office of Public Info