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Love Local—High-Quality Fresh Produce and More All Year Round

by | Aug 10, 2023 | Local News, Love Local, Patient Resources

If you haven’t noticed, here at Acadian Hearing Services we love supporting local businesses in our community. We believe that it’s more important than ever to support our friends, family, and neighbors.

When we shop locally, we stimulate our local economy. After all, our local businesses are what make Lake Charles the vibrant community that it is.

This month, we’re shining a spotlight on a wonderful local business that’s been serving our community for more than 30 years—Freshko Food Service, Inc.

This is a business that’s especially near and dear to my heart, as my husband works for them!

About Freshko Food Service, Inc. 

Freshko was founded in 1988 by Homer Robin and Jim “Jimbeaux” Guilbeaux, Sr. Homer had been laid off from the local produce firm where he worked, and Jimbeaux had concerns that he would be laid off soon as well.

In light of this, the two men decided to band together and start their own food service business in an abandoned warehouse just north of Lake Charles. And Freshko Food Service, Inc. has been serving the community ever since!

Freshko aims to deliver the best-quality products with minimal overhead. They cater to restaurants, hospitals, hotels, or any business in the food industry.

Today, the Freshko team has more than 150 years of combined experience, and they’ve achieved quite a lot of success throughout the years.

Freshco owner Homer Robin

In the past three years, Freshko has more than doubled their sales. They’ve expanded their warehouses and installed state-of-the-art refrigeration systems.

And for five years and counting, Freshko Food Service, Inc. has been featured in the top 50 privately owned businesses of Imperial Calcasieu Parish.

We absolutely love seeing local Lake Charles business owners find such great success!

Get in Touch With Freshko Food Service, Inc.

If you’d like to have Freshko help with food supplies for your next event, you can reach their friendly team via phone at:

  • Local: (337) 433-8804
  • Statewide Toll-Free: 800-256-1847
  • Freshko’s office hours are:
  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Or you can fill out the contact form on the Freshko website.

I hope you love Freshko as much as we do!

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Dr. Bridget B. Garrido, Au.D.

Dr. Garrido joined the Acadian Hearing & Speech Services team in 1994. She received her doctorate of audiology from Salus University in Elkins Park, PA, a master’s degree in communication disorders from LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, and an undergraduate degree from LSU Baton Rouge. Dr. Garrido is certified nationally from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds Louisiana state licensure.