Get ready to loosen those purse strings, because this year’s Thanksgiving dinner is going to be a doozy for your wallet. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Americans can expect to pay a whopping 25 percent more for their Turkey Day feast compared to 2019, the final year of Trump’s presidency. That’s right, folks, the cost of Thanksgiving has skyrocketed under Biden.
But wait, there’s more! The AFBF’s annual Thanksgiving dinner survey reveals that the average cost to feed 10 people at your table next Thursday will be about $61.17. And while that may be a modest decrease from last year’s $64.05, it’s still a far cry from the $53.31 Americans were shelling out in 2019. That’s a 25 percent increase in just a few short years, thanks to the Biden economy.
Let's talk turkey. This year’s Thanksgiving feast for 10 will run you
$61.17—about $6 dollars per person, according to Farm Bureau's #ThanksgivingSurvey. That's a 4.5% decrease from last year, but a Thanksgiving meal is still 25% higher than in 2019.
— American Farm Bureau (@FarmBureau) November 15, 2023
Of course, this news may not come as a surprise to those who have been paying attention. Last year, during the most expensive Thanksgiving on record, over 12 percent of the population relied on government assistance in the form of food stamps just to put a meal on the table. And with inflation still raging on, Americans who aren’t getting that assistance will continue to feel the pinch. Thanks a lot, Biden.
But let’s not forget to give thanks to the hardworking farmers and ranchers who are working tirelessly to provide us with a safe and affordable food supply. They deserve our gratitude as we gather around the table with our loved ones and lament the rising cost of our Thanksgiving feast. So dig deep into those pockets, folks, and let’s hope that next year’s Thanksgiving won’t break the bank.