Burlington Food Bank News

What's Going On at the Burlington Food Bank

Lisa Loves Kids Food Drive at Port Nelson United

There are a number of local churches that have continued to support us and one of those is Port Nelson United. People there …

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Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives!

As Robin is usually the first one into the Burlington Food Bank each morning he begins his day by wiping down all surfaces …

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Help us feed those who need support

We recognize that the price of groceries in Burlington has increased substantially recently and we want to help ANYONE that needs help or …

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Appreciation for Mayor and our local community

We would like to thank Karina Gould’s office for helping us out with the Canada Summer Jobs program which really helped during the …

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Busy week with Feed Ontario Advocacy meeting on the agenda

Looks to be another busy week for us as people are needing our assistance more and more, however we are lucky to have …

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Food Bank families served in a day record shattered (again)

Yesterday we had our largest number of families served in a day – 52 households including 38 in the morning and 14 in …

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Still open to help and hours are the same

We want everyone to know that we are still open to support anyone that needs food during our regular hours – Monday – …

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Restless Polar Bear’s antics delight neighbourhood

This week we received a donation that also included a note from the donor. “A neighbour put up one of the lit-up polar …

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Thank You Student Volunteers

Thanking our STUDENTS today, welcoming back Samantha Zulian – returning back to help us out. She was our amazing summer student that we …

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Great support from our volunteers help meet increased demand

We served 180 families last week. We’re glad that people are reaching out now and we are very proud of our volunteers for …

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Food Bank Thank You Notes

We would like to thank people in Burlington that continue to support our efforts and do incredible things here in support of our …

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Burlington Food Bank New Years Resolution

We’re thrilled that people are contacting us to arrange for support now as we assembled 36 deliveries on Monday and 33 today – …

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Happy New Year Burlington

Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for going above and beyond in 2020 to help out. We were able to provide for every …

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Here’s what’s in store for Burlington in 2021

Local leaders share their thoughts for the year ahead Roland Cilliers – Burlington Post, Monday, January 4, 2021 Robin Bailey — Burlington Food …

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Thank you from the Burlington Food Bank

We’d like to thank everyone in Burlington that participated in a food drive or donated to a Burlington charity during 2020. When the …

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Back On Track supports Burlington families with Food Bank event

Robin is with Annette, Office Manager at Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness. For more than twenty-five years, Back on Track has been …

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Thank you to the Sylvite team

Robin met with Hugh Loomans (President, CEO), Brad Culp (Exec VP and COO) and Jim Seely (GM Transportation) of Sylvite whose head office …

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First Ontario Credit Union supports Burlington

Robin is with Christine, Emma and Dave Schurman the Chief Operating Officer from First Ontario Credit Union. First Ontario is committed to supporting the …

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ONRestaurants+ Burlington helps local families this holiday season

Robin is with Trevor Poczynek today who is part of the ONRestaurants+ Burlington public Facebook group (with 16.9K members). This group (started in …

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Gotta have faith, faith, faith 😊

Robin is with Audrey from Faith Church who are running a covid-friendly, contactless drive-thru food drive this Saturday Dec 19 from 10 am …

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What was your favourite cereal growing up?

Last Thursday was our busiest day ever – a new record for us at 49 deliveries in the one day. We are thankful …

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a sign

Some of you may have noticed our signage at a few bus shelters in town. Pattison Outdoor Advertising donated ad space in Burlington …

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Sheldon Creek Community kindness

Robin is with Joel Dryburgh from the Sheldon Creek Community group and ALOFT Group Residential and Commercial Painting. The Sheldon Creek community made ginger …

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Getting ready for Wellington Square Christmas Dinner

Robin is with Lisa Lunski and David Vandenberg at Wellington Square Church. Wellington is providing Christmas Day Dinner either pick up or delivery, the …

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Burlington you make us Proud

We are so thankful for all of our volunteers at The Burlington Food Bank; InnoFoods a Canadian company based in Coquitlam BC is …

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How you are making an impact on your community

To all the generous people in Burlington that have donated food lately… This is the kind of impact you’re having on people in …

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Volunteer Gratitude Boxes

Last week we mentioned that the food donations are going out as fast as we get them. Donations are happening through local food …

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Fresh vegetable baskets from Ryan’s Market Gardens

Want to support a local small business and at the same time help the Burlington Food Bank?  Please consider purchasing a vegetable basket …

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Melissa, Christina and Robin

It’s a must-see drive to Lockhart (Frosty’s) Village

A couple years ago the Frosty’s Village team (Melissa & Christina (shown here) along with Annie and Leah and Robert) started putting up …

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Gift of Giving Back

Canada’s best charity kicks off its December Food Drive

Robin is with Jen Buchalter, Director of Communications for The Gift of Giving Back. This year they have partnered with the Burlington Centre …

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$1 million in – $1 million out

Going now into December, we wanted to update everyone with some of our stats. We’re here at Eat The Frog Fitness today as …

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Burlington Matters – Holiday Giving Campaigns

Discover ways to support those in need this holiday season. Guests: Robin Bailey, Executive Director, Burlington Food Bank and Jean Longfield, Chair, The …

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Our community has heart!

Thank you to everyone that made donations yesterday on Giving Tuesday! Taylor Moving dropped by and gave us Cheese, Yogurt and Margarine – …

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Robin and Jenn

Tree, Beer and support Charity!

You can pre-order a Christmas tree (provided by Longos Markets) on Nickelbrook’s website! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the @burlfoodbank, plus …

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Feed Ontario 2020 Hunger Report

Feed Ontario released its 2020 Hunger Report today, revealing that even prior to COVID-19 food bank use was on the rise. The pandemic …

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#LoblawHolidayFoodDrive

We would like to thank Loblaws for their #LoblawHolidayFoodDrive which began November 26 and runs until December 24, 2020. The Burlington Food Bank …

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Food Banks and the need to address overall Poverty challenges

On top of being busy here at the Burlington Food Bank we are also involved in a variety of other initiatives. Through Feed …

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Fire Department distributes smoke detectors to our clients

Welcome to Karen Roche – the new Fire Chief in Burlington – we are excited to hear about the new appointment and glad …

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Your local food drives make a difference!

Just looking at our recent stats, and comparing this year’s food donations to last couple years. We felt that since we have missed …

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Single-Day Record for Families Served

We’re not proud of this but we hit a new single-day record last week serving 37 families in just one day. We’re happy …

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Covering for our Neighbours

Thought we’d share a story of what just happened to one of our volunteers. At No Frills picking up some school lunch items …

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We love reusable bags

We want to thank a donor, Susanne that dropped by yesterday with quite a number of reusable bags that she has been making, …

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Who’s Hungry?

The two largest food banks in Toronto released their latest “Who’s Hungry” Report for 2020 yesterday, the Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest. …

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Welcome to the Red Zone

Welcome to the RED zone Burlington! We implore everyone to follow the guidelines that have been put forth by our health officials. Its …

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Happy Birthday William!

William told his parents that instead of any birthday gifts he would rather receive $ and then use all of that money to …

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Support Local Small Business

We want to point out that this pandemic has been difficult for everyone! We are seeing small businesses struggle and the government at …

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Observing Remembrance Day

Just a reminder to our clients that if you arrange for food delivery to make sure that someone is home to receive. We’ve …

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Christina Mulder and Robin

Open Doors Open

Today Robin is with Christina Mulder, the Director of Programs and Partnerships for Open Doors at St Christopher’s on Guelph Line. We wanted …

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Giving thanks

We would like to thank YourTV Halton for their ongoing community support and more specifically in helping us spread the word in Burlington …

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Robin Bailey and Lisa Kearns

Remembering those who served

Lisa Kearns (Ward 2 Councillor) joined Robin downtown today at the cenotaph. This year there will not be a parade or official gathering …

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Best Before Dates

We’d like to thank everyone that has been making donations to us. We also ask that you check Best Before dates before you donate. …

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Numbers steadily climbing

Thinking back to the beginning of the covid crisis, we had expected an increase in the number of families needing support and we …

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Halloween food drives successful

We wanted to say thank you to the people who ran Halloween food drives and to everyone that donated to them over the …

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Happy Halloween

Its Halloween weekend and here in Burlington we have a couple events supporting the Food Bank. When people let us know about their …

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McCaughey Consumer Products donate $10,000

McCaughey Consumer Products (MCP) is based here in Burlington and helps manufacturers get their consumer products to the Canadian marketplace. Of course their …

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Jean Longfield

Gift of Giving Back – Jean Longfield

This is the time of year that the City of Burlington raises the Gift of Giving Back flag at city hall to kick …

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Johanne Patterson and Robin Bailey

BOHC Bowser donates to Food Bank

Thank you to the new Bowser Babes – JOHANNE PATTERSON, ANNE McGRAW, CAMILE KELLY, KIMBERLEY HOLLOWAY, SUSANNE BECKER, KATHY HARWOOD, SUE MALCOLMSON, TANGY RATTRAY, and JO SMITH. Johanne presented a …

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Volunteers making a difference

Robin is with Diane Gris who is our Volunteer Coordinator at the Burlington Food Bank. She looks after scheduling our volunteers each day …

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2 hockey players and a soccer player

Last night the three boys brought a recruit. This was their third time stopping by to donate food. We have yet to catch …

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Robin Bailey

Please Support Local Businesses

This week we’ve seen a fairly serious increase in the number of people that have asked us for help at the Burlington Food …

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Jasmin Perry

Birdhouses for Charity

Jasmin is a Burlington Central grade 7 student. While everyone was inside during the shut-down, she began painting rocks to brighten up the …

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Taste of Burlington

Back in March when we were forced to shut everything down, one of our local restaurants that stepped up to support our front line …

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Keeping Up

Normally at this time of year with Thanksgiving just behind us, we begin to see a rise in our stocks – lots more …

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Kraft Heinz Pantry Day 2020

We would like to thank Kraft Heinz for their Pantry Day on Friday. Kraft Heinz Canada launched their first ever one-day, nationwide food …

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Nickel Brook Brewing has been running their Cause for a Cause campaign in Burlington for the entire month of October. With time running …

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Burlington Tim Hortons Smile Cookies a big Success

The Tim Hortons 2020 Smile Cookie Campaign was a HUGE success this year! Burlington Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners collectively raised $69,249 for the …

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Burlington Eagles 07

Cole, Thomas and Colby from the Burlington Eagles 07 team stopped by the Food Bank to drop off what they could gather from …

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Update October 13th

First day back from the Thanksgiving weekend and our drivers have been busy picking up all the donated food left by very generous …

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Kids these days!!

These three young men showed up last night and dropped off a full bin of food as a donation – anonymously! Two hockey …

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Burlington Dads Thanksgiving Drive

The Burlington Dads drove up to the Food Bank last night at the end of their Food Drive down from Killbride with 167 …

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Cedar Springs helps out the Food Bank

As we mentioned yesterday, each year at this time we host our annual Ride to Provide spin marathon as our own fundraiser. In …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Our Burlington community should be very proud of all that they’ve done to date and continue to do to support each other. Burlington …

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460 cones!

The Burlington Food Bank would like to thank Steven Hewson & Marie-Hélène Mongrain from La Crème de La Crème Creamery (with stores in …

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The Harvest is Over

Sadly, we’re at the end of the growing season and our garden has done very well this season. We’d like to thank everyone …

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Getting ready for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving approaching we’ve noticed that in addition to being busier with deliveries, donations at the grocery stores are beginning to pick up. …

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Bigger numbers than usual

At the end of September we noticed a substantial increase in the number of people using the Burlington Food Bank. We are now asking …

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Nickel Brook Brewery kicks off Cause for a Cause Campaign

Robin is with Ben, The Head Brewmaster at Nickel Brook Brewery to kick off their Cause for a Cause campaign for the month …

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Meet our Chairperson! Maria Thornton

The final week of Hunger Action Month focuses on Donations. We wanted to thank Maria Thornton, owner of Flour Child Bakery in Burlington …

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Thank you Monthly Donors!

The final week of Hunger Action Month focuses on Donations. We wanted to thank the donors that we have who contribute on a monthly …

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Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign

The final week of Hunger Action Month focuses on Donations. Walmart in Burlington, both the Fairview store and the north Burlington store (at …

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Fun, hands-on activity and resource kits

As part of Hunger Action Month and advocacy, Robin met with Todd Smith, Minister of Social Services along with several other food banks …

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Food Bank partners with Burlington Salvation Army

As part of Hunger Action Month at Feed Ontario, this week as members we are focusing on volunteers. A big part of volunteering we …

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Feed Ontario’s Volunteer Spotlight – Dominique Wildeboer

As part of Hunger Action Month at Feed Ontario, this week as members we are focusing on volunteers. This week they ran a feature …

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BOSL comes through for the Food Bank

Today, we met with Burlington Oldtimers Slo-Pitch League (BOSL) President Scott Sinclair and Director Carl Camilleri. BOSL ended up the season with a …

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Tim Hortons #SmileCookie week

Last week on Friday, we met with Robin Evans at the Tim Hortons at Harvester and Appleby, along with her son and manager, …

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YourTV Halton reports on #SmileCookie week

Thank you YourTV for your story about Tim Hortons and their support the Burlington Food Bank through #SmileCookie week – New Street at …

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Home of the Happiest Cookie

Today, we met with Lisa Kearns, Ward 2 Councillor and Burlington Food Bank board member. We also met with Tom and Linda Buscarino …

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#SmileCookie week

Cameron Robins, one of the great Burlington Tim Hortons owners talks about what makes them excited to help out the Burlington Food Bank …

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Our Best Smiles

A couple more of our greatest volunteers ever (Board member Mary Gowan) along with (volunteer Margaret Head) joined Robin this morning over at …

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#SmileCookie supports local charities. Grab yours Sept 14-20

One of our greatest volunteers ever (John Love) joined Robin this morning over at a local Tim Hortons. Each year John helps us …

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We advocate for our clients

Sometimes we advocate for our clients just on an individual basis. A while back Robin was helping out one of our clients and …

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Karina Gould stopped by today!

The Honourable Karina Gould MP is our Canadian member of parliament in the House of Commons of Canada representing the federal electoral district …

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Robin to meet with Todd Smith

As part of Hunger Action Month and advocacy, we try to communicate with the Provincial government on behalf of our clients and others …

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Help with housing

So glad to hear that the Rotary Lakeshore Burlington Ribfest went so well yesterday! Another example of great people in Burlington coming together …

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Grow a Row Burlington

This is a group of volunteers in Burlington that came together to help support marginalized families in our town – putting fresh produce …

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Labour Day Long Weekend and the Kids

A big thank you to our friends at Access Storage for allowing us to make use of storage facilities for Feed Ontario and …

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Make the Rent

One of the biggest hurdles for our clients to manage their budgets is rent. Did you know that the average rental cost in …

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Update with Robin Bailey – Sept 2

Since September is Hunger Action Month we are discussing Food Banking in Ontario and especially how things have changed for us here in …

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September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month with Food Banks Canada, FeedOntario and all of its member Food Banks. This September, you can #FeedChange in …

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Our Top 10

Our Top 10 most needed items https://www.burlingtonfoodbank.ca/most-needed-items/ … is something that we update on a regular basis. What’s important to us – other …

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