Paducah Cooperative Ministry

Doing God’s Work with Human Hands

Bringing together individuals and resources to respond to basic human needs and conditions in McCracken County.

Fresh Start


In the right set of unfortunate circumstances, anyone can become displaced and find themselves without a home to call their own. Sadly, people experiencing the trauma of homelessness are a uniquely underserved population in our region.



PCM provides a 2-3 day supply of emergency groceries to families in crisis once a month up to five times in any given one-year period. Temporary hot, cooked meals are provided to elderly convalescing individuals referred by area hospitals.

Food Pantry


Surprises happen all the time. We all have them. Some are wonderful and we are so grateful! However, others are not. Car accidents, unexpected loss of income, onset of a serious illness or injury, a relationship that crashes, utility bills that go through the roof.

About PCM

Paducah Cooperative Ministry is an inter-faith ministry founded in 1973 by and for local congregations. The ministry belongs to these congregations, who ask us, and enable us, to do the work that we do each day on their behalf. PCM is governed by this membership.

PCM is a United Way partner agency

United Way of Paducah-McCracken County

Vision Statement

By examining needs, determining priorities and strategies, and implementing action, the Paducah Cooperative Ministry seeks to:

Provide programs and services to meet human needs

Promote a spirit of trust and cooperation among individuals and groups to meet the needs of our local community

Give visibility to human needs in the city of Paducah and McCracken County

Encourage community organizations to work together to meet these needs.

A eight-member staff, led by the Executive Director, Heidi Suhrheinrich, handles the daily operations, while the 16-member Board of Directors elected from participating congregations oversees their work. The ministry is supported by annual financial and in-kind donations and pledges from member congregations, individuals, businesses, and organizations.

We operate in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or familial status.

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Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence is doing a needs assessment and theyre reaching out to organizations across the state to encourage input from as many people as possible.  The link below will take you to a survey.  NO information about you will be captured by the survey, including your location.  Hope you will help if you can.  Thanks.
We want to make sure that everything we receive is put to good use. Because of the recent storms, we weren't able to distribute some perishable foods before they went bad. So if you want to add to your compost or feed farm animals, we have oranges and potatoes we hope you will pick up and use. They're in boxes at the back of our parking lot at 402 Legion Drive. Please come and take as much as you can use. ... See MoreSee Less
What a wonderful surprise came our way this morning.  Three bins of food collected from students, faculty, staff and parents of St. Mary School in Paducah.  This gift was part of Paducah Power Systems 2020 Lights in the Park.  Thank you one and all.

Interested in Volunteering?

PCM has many great volunteer opportunities, let us know how you'd like to help!