The Arc of Monmouth

Initiative: The Arc and the Beanstalk

Grant years: 2023–24

The Arc of Monmouth is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services and supports to over 1,600 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Arc provides life-changing medical and family supports, residential and independent living options, employment services, recreational opportunities, adult day programs, transition services for young adults, and behavioral health care.

People with I/DD disproportionately have more health problems than the general population. A healthy diet and exercise are important components to an improved quality of life. To that end, and with support from the IHC grant program, The Arc of Monmouth is implementing Arc and the Beanstalk, with partners No Limits Café and the Eagle Scouts of Monmouth County. The initiative includes instruction on how to raise healthy food, preparing healthy meals with the food that is grown, and serving those meals to residents facing financial challenges.

The Arc of Monmouth, The Arc and the Beanstalk