Thanksgiving Food Frenzy


The Thanksgiving dinner table might look different this year. Photo credits to Svitlana Tereshchenko.

Josalin Sutton, General

As prices rise, quantity drops this year for America’s traditional Thanksgiving meal. This year will go down in history as one of the most expensive thanksgivings our country has seen. As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the repercussions have become more apparent. The increase in prices, delays of shipments, and the overall shortage of products have proved detrimental to many companies. This Thanksgiving is no exception. 

Businesses are forced to up the prices of their products due to the limited amount they can acquire. As a recent New York Times article wrote, “Major food companies like Nestlé and Procter & Gamble have already warned consumers to brace for more price increases.” No one is left unaffected by this issue. From truck drivers to shipping containers to employees, everything cost more this year. Companies are facing problems they could’ve never predicted, causing them to suffer in ways unforeseen. These unexpected problems have hurt everyone. With many people still recovering financially from the pandemic and the inflation of food prices, countless people will not afford a proper thanksgiving meal this year. 

There is no single culprit to blame for this mess. The nation is suffering due to the broken supply chain, labor shortage, and price inflation. This problem will take time to mend, but for now, all we can do is wait and keep searching for that perfectly priced turkey.