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 started and served 14 homebound individuals. Today, that number has increased to 200 meals per day. We are a recipient of the Governor’s Golden Choice Award for excellence in the community.

Daily Operation

Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to noon, including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Financial Resources

  • United Way of Lake and Sumter County
  • Church Members & the Community
  • Private Grants
  • And our recipients who pay $6 per meal


  • Meals Produced since inception: over 956,000 (through August 2021)
  • Number of Volunteers each week: 400
  • Number of Volunteer Hours: >40,000 per year
  • Miles Driven Per Year: 85,000

If you are interested in receiving meals from Operation Homebound, please call 352-409-0562.

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To make a meal payment, click here.

To contribute to Operation Homebound, click here.

To view the menu for the week of September 20, click here.

To view the menu for the week of September 27, click here.