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Somerset County Collects Food Donations Aug. 18



SOMERVILLE, NJ - The next “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Aug. 18.

“School hasn’t started yet, so children served by school lunch programs need another source of nutritious food to keep them going throughout the day,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh. “You can help by donating canned or boxed food at any of our convenient ‘BOBO Fridays’ locations.”

Look for the blue BOBO Fridays bins at these county sites: 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.

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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.

Canned or boxed food items are accepted. The bins are available every day during regular business hours,. Donations can be dropped off at any time.

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