After many agonizing hours of thought, our Executive Director, Suzanne Klein Flierl (Krull) has made the difficult decision that it will be time for her to retire from direct food security programming on June 30, 2023. Suzanne does plan to remain in the area after her retirement, where she will continue her advocacy and justice work. Although the board of Cuba Cultural Center has decided to close the Center's food programming upon Suzanne's departure, we are committed to holding all of the distributions scheduled through the end of June.
Suzanne and the Board would like to thank all of the Center’s clients, whom it has been our privilege to serve for thirteen exciting years. We appreciate your kindness and we’ve enjoyed meeting each and every one of you. We would also like to express our immense gratitude to the various volunteers who have served the Center and our communities so diligently over the years. You’ve served our clients with dignity and respect, and have shown up in all types of weather. As we’ve worked side by side, we’ve truly created a chosen family together. We also want to thank the individuals and groups that have supported us financially.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be having conversations with our collaborative partners, to collect a list of other pantries and resources that will continue to be available for our clients. We’ll make sure to post that information on our social media accounts, as well as provide it in paper form at our food distributions.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve individuals and families here in our part of Northern Appalachia!
Cuba Cultural Center, inc.
- Help with distributions
- Assist with clean up after distributions
- Cleaning & sanitizing
- Organizing donations at the Center
- Donation pick-up
- No-contact delivery to home-bound clients
Cleaning Materials and PPE
- Sanitizing wipes
- Cleaning supplies
- Paper products including paper towels and toilet paper
Donations for the BackPack Program
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Statement
Cuba Cultural Center has been working hard to develop contingency crisis plans in the event of community spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our area. Our goal has been, and will continue, to prioritize the safety of our staff, partners, volunteers and clients by enacting serious risk-reduction measures. To the best of our ability, we are going to continue our most essential survival programs to the community. Should we have to put our food distributions, (which are one of our most critical and fundamental programs) on hold, we will post notices here on Facebook, on our website, on our outgoing phone message and through closing updates on channels 2, 4 and 7 out of Buffalo. Thanks for checking back with us from time to time for additional updates.