Our Criteria and Mission

To provide meals for shut-ins who reside within the boundaries of The Villages, Fruitland Park and north to Highway 42 in Marion County.


On May 4, 1998 Operation Homebound was born and served 14 individuals.Today that number has increased to 160-180 per day. In 1999 the Governor’s Golden Choice Award was presented to Jane Waters and Vernie Miller in Tallahassee, Florida by then Governor Jeb Bush for excellence in the community.

Daily Operation

Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – Noon Including all holidays:*

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas


Food Resources

Contributions from:

  • Church Members & the Community
  • Private Grants
  • Recipients pay $6 per day per meal


  • Number of Volunteers: 400
  • Number of Hours Each Day: 165+
  • Volunteer Hours:*  325+
  • Miles Driven Each Day: 480+
  • Miles Driven Per Year: 85,000**

*Through December 2016 **Drivers are not reimbursed for gas.

To make a meal payment, click here.

To contribute to Operation Homebound, click here.