Christ’s Kitchen in San Diego

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A retired Navy officer who holds a Meritorious Service Medal among other honors, Captain David Schnell currently serves as general manager of Los Angeles Express Lanes for the Americas Commercial & State Transportation Group. Captain David Schnell is also involved with multiple charitable organizations and serves as executive director of Christ’s Kitchen in San Diego, California.

The focus of Christ’s Kitchen is providing food for people in need throughout the San Diego area. A nonprofit organization affiliated with the Bread of Life Ministry of San Diego and the American Red Cross, Christ’s Kitchen is dedicated to serving the thousands of homeless individuals who currently reside in greater San Diego. Christ’s Kitchen also reaches out to numerous individuals (many of whom are children) who face “food insecurity” and often lack the recourse to obtain adequate nutrition. According to recent statistics, Christ’s Kitchen contributes meals to more than a thousand San Diego residents.

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A U.S. Navy veteran with more than 26 years of experience as an officer in increasingly challenging roles, including the command of two naval warships, David Schnell has a vast background in executive leadership, management, and team building. David Schnell’s military service offered him the chance to develop a wide range of skills in business management, crisis management, financial planning, and problem solving. He served in multiple deployments to the Arabian Gulf, provided combat support to ongoing military operations in the Middle East, and led thousands of sailors from a variety of different professional backgrounds. During his naval career, David Schnell served as Commanding Officer on board the USS Peleliu, an amphibious aircraft carrier and flagship for an expeditionary strike group, and the USS Ford, a guided missile frigate in support of an aircraft carrier strike group. During both commands, he led a total of 1,250 sailors and oversaw the security of 1,800 Marines in combat and support operations. David Schnell also held several staff positions in Washington, DC, including Staff Officer to the Chief of Naval Operations Deep Blue Directorate, where he offered technical guidance and expertise on emerging warfare concepts, and Branch Chief to the Joint Staff in the War on Terrorism Directorate, where he worked on anti-proliferation issues concerning weapons of mass destruction as well as biological and chemical agents. Schnell retired honorably from the Navy as a Captain and currently works in San Diego as Executive Director of Christ Kitchen, an organization that provides thousands of meals to people who are homeless and families in need. David Schnell also serves on the board of Walden Family Services and is a counselor with Royal Family Kids Camp, two organizations that offer assistance, support, and developmental activities to foster children.

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