As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, the White House wants you to know they’ve got your back. The Biden administration is bragging that this year’s dinner will be cheaper than 2022–when inflation made it the most expensive on record.
But the White House shouldn’t take that victory lap just yet, because the inflation brought on by “Bidenomics” continues to hurt working Americans.
A new report has come out that should put the administration to shame. Under President Biden, more Americans are struggling. And it has put a major strain on food banks.
The demand for local food banks is on the rise as soaring prices impact average Americans under President Joe Biden.
The increasing demand for food banks demonstrates how soaring inflation driven by “Bidenomics” negatively impacts lower income families.
“We are seeing unprecedented demand,” Jackie DeCarlo, chief executive of Manna Food Center, told the Washington Post on Monday.
Food bank demand rose dramatically in the last few months.
The Biden administration might be claiming inflation is down. But prices are much higher than they wore before Biden entered office. That has resulted in a cumulative effort on the price of food.
Working Americans and low-income families are struggling to afford the basics. Rent is increasing, as is the cost of gas and utilities. Even a modest increase in the cost of food could harm many.
As a result, demand for help from food banks–organizations that provide food to the needy–has grown. The chief executive of Manna Food Center said, “We are seeing unprecedented demand.” That one center has provided food to 5,781 families in October–more than its monthly high during the pandemic.
Food for Others has given out 30% more food this year than in 2022. Capital Area Food Bank has given out 31% more food since July of this year.
Because inflation is making food more expensive, some families have no choice but to rely on food banks or other charitable organizations. These are the same families who receive “help” from the federal government in the form of SNAP/food stamps.
Even with those taxpayer-funded handouts, many families find themselves unable to put food on the table.
This isn’t a third-world country ravaged by war. This is the United States of America. Joe Biden’s policies have appeared to benefit large corporations, foreign countries, illegal immigrants, and left-wing political groups. But not working Americans.
Perhaps that is why 75% of respondents in a recent AP poll rated Biden’s economy as “poor.”
- Demand for food banks has increased significantly under President Biden.
- Rampant inflation, due to his economic policies, is making food expensive.
- Food bank operators said they are seeing “unprecedented demand.”