The next “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Aug. 21.
“Demand at the Food Bank Network is still high, especially during the summer months when there are no school lunch programs or holiday food drives,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia Walsh, who spearheaded the program. “You can help by donating canned or boxed items at any of the county, municipal or library locations that host BOBO Fridays bins.”
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.
For ideas about healthy foods to donate, go to http://bit.ly/FoodPantryDonations