Inflation is gobbling up the funds families typically allow for spending on Thanksgiving dinners, under the effects of Joe Biden’s policies.
The average price of a turkey has increased to a current cost per pound of $1.99, up from $1.15 per pound in 2021. Last year, the Farm Bureau stated the 2021 cost was the highest in 36 years, and in 2022, the price of a turkey will cost even more.
In 2021, a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people averaged $53.31, 14% higher than in 2020. That number continues to skyrocket.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service numbers state an average Thanksgiving turkey, sized at 8- to 16-pounds, now costs $31.84 per bird.
The cost of stuffing was priced at $2.29 last year, but in 2022 costs $3.99. The price of sweet potatoes has increased from $3.56 in 2021 to $3.97 in 2022, while the average cost of pumpkin pie mix is at a shocking $4.79.
Butterball CEO Jay Jandrain, recently pointed out that most families don’t skimp on buying a turkey, but they may choose instead to purchase a smaller one this year. “They are not looking to compromise on the turkey,” he said. “That is quite literally the centerpiece of the meal.” This makes the recent rise in prices all the more difficult for most families.
Food banks throughout the country have experienced more people seeking help, many going to food banks for the first time, with people worried about the cost of groceries.
From September 2021 to September 2022, the cost of food has increased 13 percent, while rent is now 7.2 percent higher, gasoline is 18 percent higher than last year, and the cost of electricity has gone up 15.5 percent, according to numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Earlier this month, with the pressure of increasing food costs, the Biden Administration announced a plan to end hunger, but it’s not expected to realize its full effects until the end of the decade, which is eight years away – if it ever does.
Biden’s presidency has been an absolute disaster, and we are all left picking up the pieces.