STAFF SPOTLIGHT| New Milford director finds a place to help neighbors
January 12, 2022
For John Snarsky, joining the Food Bank of Delaware staff as Milford Operations Director feels like . . . home and family. When he came onboard in November, he brought with him nearly three decades of experience in the restaurant industry, starting as a pizza delivery guy while in college.
From there he climbed the ranks at Domino’s, eventually managing 16 stores. When the Domino’s owner purchased the Old Mill Crab House in Delmar, Snarsky ran that restaurant as well. Along this career path, he was also associated with Grotto’s and Lefty’s Alley & Eats in the Lewes area.
Dealing successfully with the challenges of the food service industry segued well into the Food Bank’s world where Snarsky now oversees our Milford facility and team as well as schedules drivers. “The whole focus is to keep everyone safe, to make sure everyone who comes in here follows procedures. Now, I have to be extra vigilant because so many people depend on us. We can’t be not available to help,” he said.
“I also help with team development, make sure that everyone is happy to come to work,” he added.
Snarsky, for one, says he is very happy to come to work. “I have always wanted to help people, and the Food Bank is a great vehicle. We help people who really need help,” he said. In addition, he enjoys his co-workers and praises the organization’s leaders. “It’s a family atmosphere here. I am working for people who truly care. It’s phenomenal. I can talk to Trevor (Turner, Chief Operating Officer) and Cathy (President and CEO), and they are so genuine. At every level, everyone is so nice. This suits my personality.”
Turner, his manager, believes this positive relationship is a two-way street. “Team FBD is very fortunate to have John Snarsky leading our Milford operations. We are especially excited as we embark on expanding our Milford facility to better serve Kent and Sussex Counties. John will play a critical role in the success of these initiatives,” he said.
Meanwhile, expanded demand for services out of the Milford facility have increased staffing demands, and the Food Bank wants to hire two new CDL drivers, the folks that connect the Food Bank to our neighbors in need. These drivers, he notes, do more than drive. “Our guys are a special breed. They really want to help people, and their goal is to get food out to as many people as possible. They also load and unload their own trucks, and they do it from the heart. They are in tune with the community. “
Visit www.fbd.org to learn more about the Food Bank of Delaware’s mission and more about how to join the Food Bank’s team.