Global Village Champions Foundation makes headlines for Glasgow humanitarian work

Founder Yank Barry and Goodwill Ambassador Evander Holyfield serve up meals at Glasgow soup kitchen
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(PR NewsChannel) / September 23, 2013 / SARASOTA, Fla.  

Global Village Champions FoundationContinuing their month-long tour throughout the UK, Scotland and Spain, Global Village Champions Foundation has made headlines with their recent stop at a Glasgow soup kitchen.

Led by GVCF co-founder Yank Barry and GVCF Goodwill Ambassador and former heavyweight champ, Evander Holyfield, the tour made a spur of the moment stop at the Glasgow’s Lodging House Mission while handing out over $15,000 worth of food.

“We were in Glasgow last night and I thought ‘Why aren’t we feeding anyone in Glasgow?’” GVCF co-founder Yank Barry said in UK’s the Daily Record. “So here we are. We’ve been to 57 countries and will have fed one billion meals by January.

According to the Daily Record, scores of homeless people mobbed Holyfield as the group arrived at the mission. Following the distribution of supplies, the group then went behind the counter and served soup, cake and custard to the locals.

Yank Barry and Evander Holyfield in Glasgow

Yank Barry and Evander Holyfield bringing food to a soup kitchen in Glasgow

“It makes me feel good to be able to help all these people,” Holyfield told the Daily Record. “I was helped out when I was a kid by boys’ clubs and charities, so it’s only right that I can give something back now.”

Founded in 1995 by Barry and longtime friend and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, Global Village Champions Foundation was created with the mission to feed the hungry and provide humanitarian relief. Since then, the foundation has delivered 945,000,000 meals to the hungry around the world.

Former lead singer of the rock n’ roll band The Kingsmen, Barry has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the fight against world hunger. His most recent nomination comes from champion boxer and current elected politician in the Philippines, Pacquiáo and Gov. Chavit Singson, also from the Philippines.

As a result of his ongoing fight against hunger, Barry has received nearly two dozen awards since 1995, highlighted by the Gusi Peace Prize for Social Services, Philanthropy, and International Humanitarianism in Manila, the India Humanitarian Service Award and the Bahamian Red Cross Humanitarian Award.

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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 across the globe, while sustaining human life and helping to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth. With the help of donors and notable figures such as Muhammad Ali, Gary US Bonds, and Evander Holyfield, the nonprofit has provided nearly a billion meals to the hungry around the world.

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