Bristol food banks closed for Queen’s funeral bank holiday - full list and how to get help

Full list of Trussell Trust food banks in Bristol and their plans for September 19

A number of food banks are set to close on Monday, September 19 as the UK comes together to mark Queen Elizabeth II lying in state in Westminster Hall is streaming live on the BBC now - here’s how to watch">the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The monarch, who reigned for 70 years, passed away last week at Balmoral with her family by her side.

The Government announced the bank holiday to allow people across Britain to pay their respects to the Queen, prompting businesses to shut down for the day.

These include some food banks owned by the Trussell Trust, although the charity said that its centres are independent and make their own decisions on closing times.

The Trust has urged anyone in need of their services to check the opening times of their local food bank during the Queen’s funeral to see if they are open.

Bristol food banks closed for Queen’s funeral

The Trussell Trust said the closure of food banks in its network over the bank holiday will be based on the community’s needs.

Some of its food banks only operate a few days a week, with some already closed on Mondays.

Below is the full list of the Trust’s food banks in Bristol and their plans for September 19:

Keynsham Food Bank: Closed for the Queen’s funeral

Volunteers are seen packing food parcels in March.. With the cost of living rocketing in the UK, food bank charitythe Trussell Trust estimate more than 5,100 food parcels are provided to households every day.

North West Bristol Food Bank: Closed for the Queen’s funeral, but operating an alternative collection point to be confirmed

North Bristol Food Bank: Does not operate on Mondays

South & East Bristol Food Bank: Does not operate on Mondays

Yate & Chipping Sodbury Food Bank: Does not operate on Mondays

For a full list of other food banks near Bristol, and advice on how to get help, visit The Trussell Trust website.

What The Trussell Trust said

Emma Revie, chief executive of the Trussell Trust, told the Guardian: “Food banks in our network run sessions on different days and at different times.

"Food banks are best placed to make the right decision for their communities and will ensure everyone who needs support can access it as they do with every bank holiday.

"As each food bank is an independent charity, we’d encourage people who need support to contact their local food bank to check their opening hours.”