‘Buy One, Bring One Fridays’ Food Collection Jan. 19

Posted on January 18, 2018

‘BOBO Fridays’ Food Drive – Jan. 19

Freeholder Patricia Walsh has announced that the first 2018 “Buy One, Bring One” collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Jan. 19. “Now that holiday food drives are over, food bank supplies need an ongoing boost,” she said.

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.

The program has collected more than 37 tons of donations since it began in July 2010.

Source: Somerset County Office of Public Information