Global Village Champions Foundation wrap European humanitarian tour with stops in Manchester, Blackpool

GVCF founder Yank Barry and Goodwill Ambassador Evander Holyfield make headlines for work with European homeless
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(PR NewsChannel) / October 15, 2013 / SARASOTA, Fla 
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Global humanitarian Yank Barry with boxing legends Ricky Hatton and Evander Holyfield delivering food to Barnabus drop-in centre in Manchester

During a nearly month-long tour throughout the UK, Scotland and Spain, Global Village Champions Foundation co-founder Yank Barry and Goodwill Ambassador and former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield made headlines as they doled out aid to Europe’s homeless.

In one visit, covered by ITV and other leading European media outlets, Barry and Holyfield, along with former World Welterweight Champion Ricky Hatton, visited the Barnabus drop-in centre where they met with dozens of Manchester’s homeless while handing out food.

“It was a great visit. Everyone was so welcoming,” said GVCF co-founder Yank Barry. “We look forward to doing more in the coming months.”

Two days after the Manchester visit, the duo traveled to Blackpool where they delivered a van full of food to Helping Hands, a local charity dedicated to tackle homelessness and poverty.

“It was overwhelming that they should think of us,” Helping Hands coordinator Charles Smith told the Blackpool Gazette. “It’s a worldwide thing they do and to include small local charities like us is great.”

Reiterating GVCF’s core principle, Barry was quick to point out that Blackpool is another key piece in the global village.

“Blackpool is a great place. Obviously the economy’s hurting, but it’s that way everywhere,” said Barry in the Blackpool Gazette.

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, Manny 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.

Learn more about Global Village Champions Foundation: or visit its YouTube channel.

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.

Learn more about Global Village Champions Foundation:

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