Rising food costs take a bite out of Thanksgiving dinner

  • Frozen turkeys are displayed at a supermarket in Philadelphia on Nov. 17, 2021. Americans are bracing for a costly Thanksgiving this year, with double-digit percent increases in the price of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, canned pumpkin and other staples.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

In early November, Hays Culbreth’s mother sent a poll to a few family members. She said she could only afford to make two sides for their group of 15 this Thanksgiving and asked them each to vote for their favorites.