CARP – It was a meal too good to pass up and it helped raise $800 for the West Carleton Food Access Centre (WCFAC).

At the beginning of the month (Dec. 1) the Juke Joint Soul Kitchen and the Carp Commons Retirement Village teamed up to raise money for the WCFAC.

The Juke Joint chefs were going to cook a recipe from the Carp Commons’ parent company’s annual cookbook – created by the chefs of Verve’s senior villages.

The recipe, a Chicken Parmasiago, was partnered with the Juke Joint’s famous Mac and Cheese, and the community was encouraged to purchase the take-out meal for $10. Yesterday (Dec. 16), the Juke Joint released the results of their fundraiser.

“We are proud to say we were able to raise $800 for the WCFAC through our collaboration with the Carp Commons,” Juke Joint owner Corri Greenberg released in a statement. “It was a pleasure working together and we want to thank the entire community for helping out those in need by purchasing the meals.