Our Mission and Commitment:

Crosswinds Downtown is dedicated to sharing the love and life-changing message of Jesus Christ with our community through tangible acts of service.


  • Food Pantry
  • Family Resource Center: Parenting Classes & Baby Boutique

Requirements for receiving services:
valid photo ID and current proof of street address.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 11:00am – 2:00pm;
Wednesday 1:00pm-4:00pm

Address: 120 North Main Street, Suite 27, Canandaigua, NY 14424
(basement level of Thompson Apartments, next door to Wood Library)

Email: downtown@crosswindsonline.org

Phone: 585-393-4310

Contact Information: Vickie Gardner, Director

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry provides food and other basic necessities to anyone in need in Canandaigua and surrounding communities. Households may access the food pantry once a month and may choose from many items on the Client Shopping List, including:

  • Canned and non-perishable foods
  • Paper products
  • Personal hygiene products

Download Donation Shopping List

Our caring and compassionate volunteers will also meet one-on-one with clients, engage in meaningful conversation, encourage and pray for clients, and help connect them with additional services and agencies that are able to meet other tangible needs.

Family Resource Center

Parenting classes at the Family Resource Center are designed to meet the needs of both women and men as they work through the issues of raising children. Through our “Earn While You Learn” program, parents will watch and discuss video workshops and complete homework assignments. In these one-hour peer counseling sessions, we will discuss individual situations and identify areas where additional guidance and education will most benefit families. There are four Parenting Programs available:

  • Pregnancy Classes
  • Newborn Classes
  • Parenting Works!
  • Boundaries with Kids

Our Baby Boutique is filled with new and gently used clothing [sizes Newborn through 2T] and other accessories for children, including diapers, wipes, bottles, blankets, etc. Parents can earn up to $10 in ‘Mommy or Daddy Bucks’ per parenting class in the Family Resource Center, and redeem their earnings in the Baby Boutique and/or receive shopping vouchers to help provide for the needs of their infants and toddlers.

All sessions are free and confidential!