President Joe Biden tweeted Wednesday that supermarket shelves are well stocked across the country as grocers ration food.
“For all those worries a few weeks ago that there wouldn’t be enough food available for Thanksgiving, families can rest today,” Biden said. claims.
“Grocery stores are well stocked with turkey and everything you need,” added the president.
Meanwhile, Publix Supermarkets, a Florida-based grocer, warned customers this week to expect food shortages at 1,280 stores in the southeast.
According to Orlando Sentry, the list of rationed foods includes the following:
- Canned Cranberry Sauce
- Sauce in a jar
- Canned pie filling
- Canola and vegetable oil
- Cream cheese
- Sausage roll for breakfast
- Paper napkins
- Disposable plates, cups and cutlery
- Bath fabric
- Refrigerated snacks (lunchable type items)
- Sports drinks
- Aseptic type juice (Capri Sun)
- Canned cat food (assorted packs)
- Refrigerated pet food
Breitbart News visited sites in central Florida to confirm the rationed articles.
NBC’s South Florida affiliate reported that empty shelves aren’t expected to be restocked anytime soon, and food shortages aren’t just limited to holiday foods.
“The limits apply to all stores in our seven-state operating area,” a Publix representative told the station. “There is no set time for these limits, and the list may change to include more items or remove items.”
Although Publix has not yet rationed the turkeys, Winn-Dixie, another big grocer, has rationed the turkeys.
A spokesperson for Winn-Dixie told the NBC affiliate that the rationing is aimed at “ensuring that all families have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal.”
Food prices have skyrocketed in recent months.
Breitbart News reported that the price of turkey is up more than 24% from 2020. In total, Thanksgiving in 2021 will cost American families 14% more.
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