PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) - Trailblazer Food Products, a leading manufacturer of private-label and branded grocery products in the western United States, gave $30,000 in cash donations to local and regional causes in 2013 and another $40,000 in food products to benefit hundreds of individuals and families in need.

"At Trailblazer, we are passionate about giving back to our community, as we understand the immense difference it can make in the lives of local residents," said Rob Miller, president and CEO of Trailblazer Foods. "We are proud of the charitable causes we supported in 2013 and are looking forward to making 2014 our most successful philanthropic year yet."

In 2013, Trailblazer Foods and its employees made notable charitable contributions to Beaverton Foursquare Church, Birch Community Services, Embrace Oregon, Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament, Lake Oswego Young Life, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Oregon City Youth Sports and YMCA of Columbia-Willamette.

Contributions included the following:

  • Donation of an average of 80 to 110 cases of product every month, with an average value of $2,400 to $3,100 per month.
  • Donation of jam, syrup and coconut items to local charities for food boxes and dinners during the holiday season.
  • Donation of Portland Punch to the Foster Children Holiday Party, a seasonal event hosted by the Department of Human Services, East Multnomah branch, for child welfare.
  • Production of $4,500 worth of strawberry jam with customized labels recognizing the volunteers of Embrace Oregon and the professional staff of the Oregon Department of Human Services.

For more information on Trailblazer Foods, its history in the Pacific Northwest, and the company's product and service capabilities, visit www.tbfoods.com.

About Trailblazer Food Products
Inspired by the rich agricultural bounty of the Pacific Northwest, Trailblazer Food Products was incorporated in 1984. Today, the company produces co-pack, private-label and branded products in many core grocery categories, including preserves and jellies, table syrups, sweetened and unsweetened flaked and shredded coconut, drink mixes, Italian syrups, institutional pie filling and glazes, and savory sauces and marinades. Its customers include Albertsons, Kroger, Safeway, Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club, Unified Western Grocers, Western Family Foods, Topco, Boyd's Coffee, ConAgra Foods and others.

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