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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Yikes! We find ourselves without volunteers in the pantry on Friday, morning or afternoon (9 to noon and 1 to 3:30) If you have a couple of hours to spare either time to help bag groceries, you are certainly needed. No longer term commitment expected.
We're at 402 Legion Drive and reach us at 270-442-6795.

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I’m out of town Friday, I could help bag Thursday afternoon if that would work?

With requests for emergency food reaching toward 500 HOUSEHOLDS A MONTH over the summer, the Paxton Challenge is crucial to helping neighbors impacted by poverty.  Giving is easy.  Visit, find the Paxton Challenge, scroll through the list of participating nonprofit organizations to Paducah Cooperative Ministry and follow instructions to make your gift.  100% of all gifts comes to PCM.  To qualify, gifts must be received by August 31st.  Give us a call if you have any questions.
In the last hour 6 households representing 15 people have called us needing emergency groceries.  Lately this level of demand has been the norm.  This morning were especially low on tuna and tuna helper, pasta and pasta sauce, dry cereal and canned soup. 
If youre shopping in the next couple of days, it would be wonderful if you could add a couple of these items to your cart.
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Interested in Volunteering?

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