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Dec. 16 'BOBO Fridays' Food Drive - Will Help Families Celebrate the Holidays

The next “Buy One, Bring One” collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Dec. 16.

You can help make the holidays a little brighter for a needy family by donating to BOBO Fridays this month,” said Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh. The program has collected more than 30 tons of donations in the past six years.

To make a donation of canned or boxed items, 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.

Towns that have BOBO Fridays bins in their municipal buildings are Bedminster, Bound Brook, Franklin, Green Brook, North Plainfield and Raritan.

Although the “BOBO Fridays” collection date is the third Friday of every month, the bins are always available, so donations may be dropped off at any time during regular business hours at all locations.

For examples of healthy foods to donate, visit http://bit.ly/DonateHealthy