Please join us as Rachael Jackson, a food journalist and the founder of, will speak about how we can take steps large and small to reduce the volume of food–about a third of food in the U.S.–that gets trashed every year. We’ll talk about how reducing food waste not only helps the planet, but can also help people in need, save money and lead you to some amazing new recipes. But how do you know when food is safe and when it’s no longer good to eat? Rachael’s goal is to empower people to waste less by taking the “doubt” out of “when it doubt throw it out.” Come prepared with questions!
Rachael Jackson is a journalist and food waste reduction advocate based in Washington, DC. In 2016, she founded, a website that uses images and fun, science-based text to help home cooks assess food at risk of being thrown away. Rachael has also written about food waste for publications including the Washington Post and She is on the board of the DC Food Recovery Working Group and, in 2017, created RescueDish, a DC initiative to help restaurants model use-it-up-style cooking for consumers.

Tuesday, October 24   –   6:00 pm   –   High Point Library