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Somerset County Residents: BOBO Fridays’ Food Drive – Dec. 18

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia Walsh has announced that the final 2015 “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Dec. 18.

“You can help make the holidays a little brighter for a needy family by donating to BOBO Fridays this month,” said Walsh.

Canned or boxed food items are accepted.  For ideas about healthy foods to donate, go to http://bit.ly/FoodPantryDonations The program has collected more than 23 tons of donations since it was created by Freeholder Walsh in July 2010.

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Look for the blue BOBO Friday’s 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.

For ideas about healthy foods to donate, go to http://bit.ly/FoodPantryDonations

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