Nobel Peace Prize nominee Yank Barry featured on WFLA-TV (NBC), nationally syndicated ‘Daytime’

Singer of hit song “Louie, Louie” and part-time Sarasota, Fla. resident talked about the nomination and his work to end hunger in his recent appearances

(PR NewsChannel) / April 8, 2013 / SARASOTA, Fla. 
Yank Barry on Daytime

Yank Barry on the set of “Daytime” with cohosts, Cyndi Edwards and Jerry Penacoli

WFLA-TV, Tampa’s NBC affiliate, and the nationally syndicated talk show “Daytime” recently featured Yank Barry, who has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end hunger. Barry is the former lead singer for The Kingsmen which recorded the hit song “Louie, Louie” four decades ago

In both of the stories, Barry talked about what it’s like to be nominated for such a huge honor and his years of work overseas helping to feed the hungry. Barry and longtime friend and boxing legend Muhammad Ali started Global Village Champions Foundation with the mission to feed the hungry and provide humanitarian relief around then. Since 1995, the Global Village Champions Foundation and Barry have delivered over 900,000,000 meals. 

You can watch the WFLA clip here.

Barry was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by champion boxer and current elected politician in the Philippines, Manny Pacquiáo and Gov. Chavit Singson, also from the Philippines.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice now; Muhammad has been overlooked, despite his amazing efforts,” Barry declared while citing Ali’s work during the Iranian Hostage situation in 1979-81. “If I get [the Nobel Peace Prize], I definitely want to give it to Muhammad.”

You can watch the “Daytime” clip here.

Despite the great honor and his star-studded lineup of friends and fellow do-gooders at Global Village Champions Foundation, Barry never expected or set out to be recognized for his work and his work is not complete until Global Village Champions achieves “a day without hunger.”

“I’m simply working for a cause I am truly passionate about,” says Barry. “Ending world hunger is what this is all about.”

Follow Yank Barry on Twitter: @YankBarry

About Global Village Champions Foundation: Started in 1995 by Yank Barry, Global Village Champions Foundation strives to become the undisputed world leader in private, humanitarian delivery of nutrition to needy persons everywhere, sustaining human life and helping to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth. The nonprofit has provided nearly a billion meals to the hungry around the world, with the help of donors and notable figures such as Muhammad Ali, Gary US Bonds and Evander Holyfield.

Glenn Selig
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SOURCE:  Global Village Champions Foundation

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