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Derbyshire food banks, food parcels and homeless charities open during Queen’s funeral

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It may come as a worry to some that many supermarkets have announced they are closing at short notice on Monday, September 19. The day of the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II has been made a bank holiday to allow workers to pay their respects to Her Majesty.

Following the confirmation of the date of the funeral, several big brands announced they would be closing their stores, with Asda only opening after 5pm on September 19. Lidl, Aldi, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Asda and Tesco have all confirmed that most of their stores will close. There will be some exceptions, with smaller supermarket convenience stores opening later in the day. Morrisons will also close its doors but its petrol stations will reopen at 5pm – same as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

That means that those who urgently need food support may be left without options. Many food banks, community shops and community pantries around Derbyshire do not open on Mondays, but some do, and we have put together a list of those that are remaining open should you need urgent support:

READ MORE: What’s open and closed in Derby and Derbyshire on Queen’s funeral Bank Holiday

Padley Day Centre, Liversedge Street, Derby: Open from 10.30am until 2pm, with staff on the premises from 9am until 3pm for emergency parcels and takeaway meals. People can call the centre on 01332 331280 for food support.

Ashbourne Road Church, Ashbourne Road, Derby: Open for food parcel support. If you need help, call Vicky on 07952 751635 for more information.

Canaan Trust, Main Street, Long Eaton: Open 24/7 but those who need support are asked to visit between 8am and 8pm if possible.

Chesterfield Foodbank, Church Street, Brimington: To be given a food voucher, call 07984 589456 or email help@chesterfield.foodbank.org.uk. You can then visit the centre in Brimington between 12pm and 1pm.

Whaley Bridge Food Bank, Canal Street, Whaley Bridge: Open between 12pm and 3pm.

If a venue is not on the list, that means it is closed, either because it is normally closed on Mondays or it is closing for the Bank Holiday. If your venue will be open, but is not on the list, you can contact us to let us know at newsdesk@derbytelegraph.co.uk.

Services across the country will resume as normal on Tuesday, September 20. As well as stores closing, several organisations and venues are changing their opening times or closing completely to mark the funeral. You can see a full list here.

Derbyshire representatives will be joining heads of state and royal families from across Europe and the wider world in Westminster Abbey for the funeral, which seats around 2,200 people. The ceremony will take place from 11am but the doors of Westminster Abbey will be opening in preparation for the coming congregation from 8am on Monday.

The state gun carriage of the Royal Navy, drawn by 142 sailors, will carry the Queen’s coffin from Westminster Hall to the Abbey for the service. A national two-minute silence will be held as the service ends, just before noon.

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