Center for Lay Ministries

Food Pantry/Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services

HELLO CENTER SUPPORTERS: BIG NEWS FOR CLARK COUNTY AND CLM: READ BELOW PLEASE / THIS PROGRAM BEGINS SUNDAY, MARCH 29! Please mark your calendar - specifically for April 17-18 (your donation is tripled!)

The Center for Lay Ministries (CLM) Thelma Matthews Food Pantry is proud to announce a partnership with Meijer this spring to provide much-needed hunger relief to local families through the Meijer's customer-driven food pantry donation program, Simply Give.

“This is a phenomenal opportunity provided by Meijer to our pantry – it allows us to serve more families in our area,” said Greg Henderzahs, Executive Director for the CLM.

The program encourages customers to purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards, which are then converted into Meijer food-only gift cards and given to the CLM. The CLM food pantry will benefit from donation cards purchased at the Jeffersonville Meijer store March 29 - May 11; HOWEVER, DURING THE DATES OF APRIL 17 AND 18, the Jeffersonville Meijers will match donations by tripling each donation.

“We encourage community members to help us fulfill our mission of helping feed the hungry in Clark County by purchasing a Meijer Simply Give food donation card during their next shopping trip or by tripling the donation by donating April 17-18,” said Hendershazs.

If you have any questions regarding your donation or of the CLM mission, please contact 812-282-0063.

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Center for Lay Ministries for being chosen by DARE TO CARE as the Indiana Food Pantry of the year.  

Besides receiving many kind and warm remarks about the CLM's efforts to care for those in our community in need of food, the CLM was also also awarded a $500 check to help continue our mission.  CLM sincerely appreciates that the work accomplished by the staff and volunteers is being recognized by our peers.  Thank you to all of the CLM board members, volunteers and staff who work hard to make the Center for Lay Ministries the best in Indiana.  


RE:   April 15, 2015

Friday and Saturday of this week will be Simply Give Double Days at our Jeffersonville Meijer's.  This means if you donate a minimum of $10.00 to this campaign, Meijer's will double your contribution to CLM.  For example, you donate $100, Meijer in return will give us a food card at their store for $300.  Over this past year, this program has insured that our shelves stay fully stocked.  Please take a moment to stop by our Jeffersonville Meijer and make a contribution for the Center for Lay Ministries.   Thanks



We hope you can find everything you need  to know about the Center for Lay Ministries (CLM) and our programs on our website.  CLM is focused on providing high-quality service and client satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations and serve the community with respect and dignity.

Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!



Comments from those we serve: 

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have to come to a food pantry!

I could write a book on how grateful I am for the Bliss family actually loves having me around and I'm even trusted now. 

I was told about you when I was unemployed.  We have three children and didn't know what to do.  Thank you for being there in our time of need.  I started a new job and would like to give back to help another family. 


All my papers were destroyed in the storm and somebody told me you would help.

I graduated Bliss House in April 2011.  I have learned a new way of living and it's to live sober, happy, and productive...

You gave us our daughter back - the Bliss House saved her life...thank you.

By partnering with organizations, individuals, businesses, churches and government entities, the greeting and philosophy at the Center for Lay Ministries, to provide assistance to those in need, will continue.   

Client shopping at the food pantry

Our Food Pantry

The Bonnie Ryan Food Pantry of Center for Lay Ministries

Valentine Bliss

The 2015 Sue LaRue Award Recipient was the Life Improvement Counseling Center.  Executive Director, Glenn Gibson accepted the award.  Photo L to R:  Glenn Gibson, Karen Gibson, (back) Tyrone Walker, (front) Tina Wheeler, Meghan Adams, and Joni Stroud Martin