Sarasota Herald-Tribune features philanthropist Yank Barry, his international humanitarian work

Feature story highlights Barry, his nonprofit Global Village Champions Foundation and his work to knock out hunger and free Syrian refugees
(PR NewsChannel) / December 30, 2013 / SARASOTA, Fla. 
Yank Barry being photographed by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Yank Barry being photographed by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

From a trip to Bulgaria to free and care for Syrian refugees to feeding hungry people all over the world, two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Yank Barry discussed how he went from the lead singer of a ‘60s band to become a philanthropist and humanitarian in a wide-ranging, front-page article in the Sarasota Herald Tribune.

Barry, who has been referred to as the “Jewish Schindler” by The Jerusalem Post, traveled to Bulgaria in mid-November to take several Syrians out of refugee camps. Barry and his team, which included Global Village Champions ambassador and boxing legend Evander Holyfield, rescued more than 50 Syrian refugees who fled their homeland and set them up in a hotel in Bulgaria’s capitol of Sofia. The former lead singer of the band The Kingsmen is paying for their food, lodging and health care.

“We’ve made a commitment that this will not be a burden on the Bulgarian public,” Barry told reporters.

The piece published by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on December 26th also looked at the part-time Sarasota resident’s other business endeavors, which includes music and commercial jingle production, ProPectin and VitaPro.

Not only providing humanitarian aid across the world, Global Village Champions Foundation is also working to knock out hunger. Through GVCF, which was co-founded in 1995 with longtime friend Muhammad Ali, Barry has delivered over 960 million meals to the hungry around the world.

Barry told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that the best is yet to come when it comes to work through GVCF, which now also includes another boxing champ, Mike Tyson.

For more information, photos and video of Global Village Champion Foundation and Yank Barry’s relief efforts with Syrian refugees, please visit For the Electronic Press Kit, please visit

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: or visit its YouTube channel.

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