Buy One Bring One August 17

Posted on July 11, 2018

The next “Buy One, Bring One” collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, August 17, but residents can drop off food any day at the pick-up locations, such as Mary Jacobs Library.  Pick-ups are generally the third Friday of every month. The program, which celebrates its eighth anniversary this month, has collected more than 40 tons of food since 2010.

The BOBO Fridays collection will support the Curbing Hunger Month food drive in Somerset County, which has been extended through July. If you miss putting out canned-food donations at the curb on your recycling pickup day, you can drop off an item or two at the nearest BOBO Fridays bin.

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.

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

Source: Somerset County Office of Public Information