Food Bank Demand Increases During Holiday Season
The next “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) collection of food for Somerset County families in need will be held Friday, Nov. 21 – just in time for Thanksgiving.
“With the holiday season approaching, the demand at the Food Bank Network of Somerset County is greater than ever,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh, who spearheaded the BOBO Fridays program. “Employees and visitors to various county, municipal and library locations can help by dropping off non-perishables in any of the blue BOBO Fridays bins.”
Canned or boxed food items are accepted. For ideas about healthy foods to donate, go to http://bit.ly/FoodPantryDonations
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; Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge; and Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, 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.
The Board of Freeholders also is promoting the fifth annual Adopt-A-Family program, which allows donors to provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family in the town of their choice. For information and to print the donation form, go to http://bit.ly/AdoptAFamily2014