STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) -After a week of celebrating the culinary culture in Starkville, the 4th Annual Starkville Restaurant Week wrapped up Friday, and the winners were announced.
The Backpack Buddies won this year’s $5,000.00 grand prize.
Grassroots Animal Rescue placed second, and Vets for Vets finished in third.
Members of all three groups say they look forward to this event each year because of the impact it has on the community.
“Meals, easy to prepare meals are put into certain back packs during the week. The school system helps us find the people and it’s a very neat thing. It’s done discreetly, but it’s very helpful. It feeds a lot children and we’re very excited about this gift because it will help us to feed even more children.”
30 restaurants participated in this year’s event.