Paducah Cooperative Ministry

Doing God’s Work with Human Hands

Executive Director Search

Longtime Director Heidi Suhrheinrich is retiring and PCM is searching for a new Executive Director! Learn more about the position and how to apply

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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These two ladies came by this morning with 4 grocery carts full of groceries donated by all the members of the Paducah Board of Realtors.  What a blessing to end the week.  THANK YOU, REALTORS!!
Project United! always sends us the best volunteers.  This year we enjoyed the support of a cheerful, hardworking team from Housman Partners Real Estate who pitched in to clear the undergrowth behind our building.  And then, as icing on the cake, they assembled benches for Fresh Start Village, our shelter for homeless women and women with children.  Thank you!  Thank you! for your service the community.
Project United! is an annual activity organized by our friends at United Way of Paducah and McCracken County.  Area businesses sign up to spend a day helping local non-profits complete important projects -- painting, landscaping, office support and much more.  PCM is clearly blessed to be a United Way partner agency!

Interested in Volunteering?

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