Former Chief of Defence Staff and war hero coming to Red Deer

The Red Deer Food Bank has recruited Canada’s former top soldier, as well as a war hero who lost his legs in Afghanistan, to drum up donations for a unique luncheon fundraiser in September.

The Red Deer Food Bank has recruited Canada’s former top soldier, as well as a war hero who lost his legs in Afghanistan, to drum up donations for a unique luncheon fundraiser in September.

Former Chief of Canada’s Defence Staff Gen. Rick Hillier and Master Cpl. Paul Franklin will talk about their wartime experiences at the First Annual Gourmet Mac and Cheese Luncheon on Sept. 21 at the Capri Centre.

Organizers hope to sell out the event and raise at least $100,000 by selling eight-seat tables for $1,000 each. The money would pay off the remaining $60,000 mortgage on the food bank at 7429 49th Ave. and the rest would go to restocking shelves and other expenses.