Americans are finally ready for a big family Thanksgiving celebration, but the cost might be hard to swallow. Here’s how to save money on food.

After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, families are eager to reunite, but soaring prices may interfere with their Thanksgiving plans.

According to the most recent government statistics, the annual inflation rate in the United States was 8.2% in September, the highest level in forty years.

Additionally, according to the government, the consumer price index for food increased 11.4% in September, the most since 1979.

While middle-class households reduced their discretionary expenditure, some lower-income households modified the way they ate to cut costs.

According to the Department of Agriculture, wholesale turkey prices in October exceeded $1.80 per pound, an increase of more than 40 cents per pound from the previous year.

According to Al Jansen, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Butterball, one of the largest producers of turkeys, record-high feed prices and avian influenza affected supplies and led to the price hike.