SOMERVILLE, NJ - “Buy One, Bring One” food collection for county residents in need resumes Friday, Jan. 17.
BOBO Fridays occur every third Friday of the month, but anyone can donate at any time at the locations listed below. Canned or boxed food items are accepted. For examples of healthy foods to donate, visit http://bit.ly/DonateHealthy.
Since its inception in 2010, the BOBO Fridays program has collected more than 52 tons of donations, which has helped to ensure that food bank supplies can keep up with ongoing and significant demand. More than 20,000 Somerset County residents are food-insecure according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
Look for the blue BOBO Fridays bins at the following 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. There also is a BOBO bin at the Far Hills-Bedminster First Aid Squad.
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.
Drop off times will be affected when county and local government offices are closed for holidays. County library branches may be open with limited hours on certain holidays.