About Operation Homebound

Our Criteria & 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 nearly 200 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
7:00 AM – Noon
Including all holidays:*
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day

Food Resources
Contributions from:
Church Members & the Community
Private Grants
Recipients pay $5 per day per meal

Number of Volunteers: 250+
Number of Hours Each Day: 90-100
Volunteer Hours:*  288,950
Miles Driven Each Day: 280-300
Miles Driven Per Year: 72,800**

(**Drivers are not reimbursed for gas.)
*Through December 2012