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Ministry of Caring serves lunch for special needs
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Sister Ann Venita Britto tends to a Valley CAPS consumer during lunch Friday at St. Anthony’s cafeteria. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT
About 30 consumers of Valley Community Action Program and Services enjoyed a day out on Friday.

Formerly known as Manteca CAPS – the name change went into effect on Aug. 1 – the non-profit organization has worked with developmentally disabled adults for nearly 35 years.

Consumers were treated to a luncheon of pizza and other goodies compliments of Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring.

They came from the two Valley CAPS programs located on North Main Street and Austin Road, according to program specialist Alesia Barnes.

Sister Ann and her group of volunteers organized the lunch events consisting of center pieces, prizes, music and dancing a few times a year.

They also handle the bigger events in the gymnasium involving seniors and guests regardless of their religious faith.