My name is Michael Bacon, and I am the Director of Nutritional Services here at the Boston Living Center. I manage the Meals Program and also oversee the Nutrition Works Food Pantry, a collaborative program between the BLC and the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay. I have worked at the BLC since 1996 and I am going to let you know why it is important that you consider to support the work of the BLC.
When I started working here, I thought the epidemic would be over within a couple of years, researchers would find a cure and that would be it. Now, almost 14 years later there remains hope, but still no cure.
People often ask me why I got involved here, or more incredulously, how I have lasted so long.