TAMPA, Fla. — Food prices in the U.S. are up 3.7 percent this year, a senior economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation told CBS News. Compare that to the nation's 20-year average of about 2.4 percent.
Because everything is more expensive, it means your Thanksgiving meal is, too.
The receipt for a Thanksgiving turkey and all of the delectable sides will cost 4 to 5 percent more, CBS News says. It's not just the food that costs more, even the price is up for the throw-away aluminum pans popularly used for the holiday.
Coupled with the continued financial stress of the coronavirus pandemic, it may be harder to pull together everything you need for Thanksgiving dinner.
But, there is help. Several organizations are giving away free turkeys.
Turkey giveaways prior to Nov. 23 have been removed from this list.
On Nov. 23, Perenich Law is giving away 300 free turkeys in partnership with Countryside Cares. The giveaway begins at 10 a.m. and will last while supplies last. People are asked not to come before 9:30 a.m.
It will take place in the Perenich Law Parking Lot at 25749 U.S. Highway 19 N. in Clearwater.