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.
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – Noon Including all holidays:*
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July
- Labor Day
- Church Members & the Community
- Private Grants
- Recipients pay $5 per day per meal
- Number of Volunteers: 290
- Number of Hours Each Day: 165
- Volunteer Hours:* 312,950
- Miles Driven Each Day: 480+
- Miles Driven Per Year: 124,800**
*Through December 2014 **Drivers are not reimbursed for gas.