GREEN BROOK, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Pat Walsh is asking residents to pick up a few extra non-perishable items for county food pantries when they do the weekly shopping as part of the monthly BOBO Friday. BOBO stands for “Buy One Bring One,” and the project encourages Somerset County residents to pick up extra items during their weekly shopping and then donate the items for local food banks.

Residents of Green Brook and North Plainfield will be able to participate in the Somerset County Freeholders’ “BOBO Friday” food drive on May 16 at three locations. Food collection bins will be placed at the North Plainfield Library on Rockview Avenue, and the North Plainfield and Green Brook municipal halls, as well as in other locations around the county.

Walsh served as the Mayor for Green Brook prior to joining the Freeholder Board.

Items that are good to donate include canned vegetables, meats, fruit and pasta sauces; dried fruit and nuts; rice, pasta and crackers; powdered or shelf-stable cow milk or soy/rice alternative; canned or dried beans; and low-sugar fruit spreads and peanut butter.  Donations should be in non-breakable containers, so donors should avoid foods encased in glass.