The Irish Food Writers’ Guild has released details of its second ever Social Responsibility Award, which is given to an individual, business or organisation that the Guild finds to have embraced an ethos of social responsibility.

A wide range of food-related initiatives, big and small, are eligible for nomination for this award. In 2015, food waste, community garden and food poverty initiatives were recognised, with the Bia Food Initiative (BiaFi) gaining the overall prize.

Unlike the Guild’s annual IFWG Food Awards, for which nominations come solely from Guild members, for this award individuals, businesses and organisations can nominate themselves or others. The Guild will be accepting nominations up to and including Friday, 26 August 2016. The award will be judged by the members of the Guild and the winner will be announced in October.

Free entry forms are available from the Guild secretary, Kristin Jensen, at

Aoife Carrigy, Chairperson of the IFWG, said: “These annual awards were established to recognise some of the excellent and essential work being done – much of it on a voluntary basis – by a broad range of individuals and organisations on this island who are focused on addressing various social issues related to the production, consumption, appreciation of and access to good food.”

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