Global Village Champions Foundation, Jeunesse Kids announce Christmas in January events in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Phoenix, Jamaica to help feed hungry

Co-founded by philanthropist Yank Barry, the nonprofit is working with Jeunesse Kids, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and other celebrity champions to knock out hunger
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(PR NewsChannel) / January 16, 2014 / SARASOTA, Fla. 

Global Village Champions Foundation Christmas in JanuaryGlobal Village Champions Foundation, a nonprofit co-founded by philanthropist Yank Barry and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, and Jeunesse Kids today announced a string of Christmas in January events in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Atlanta and Jamaica designed to help replenish food supplies that have experienced a drain following the holidays.

Boxing legends and Global Village Champions Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield, also a GVCF Ambassador, are scheduled to appear at a few of the Christmas in January events—as well as other boxing legends.

Delivering over 100,000 meals to these four locations, GVCF is stepping up at a time when food pantries are hit the hardest. After Christmas and New Year’s, donations and supplies are low due to the high demand during the holidays.

Wendy Lewis and Randy Ray, founders of Jeunesse Kids, have supported Global Village Champions Foundation for many years, and they were a part of the inaugural Christmas in January event in Phoenix in 2013.

“January is a notoriously rough month for keeping food stocked at food pantries,” said Barry, who is a two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee. “We’re so glad we’re able to help organizations, like the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, during this time of need.”

Founded in 1995 by Barry and longtime friend Ali, Global Village Champions Foundation was created with the mission to feed the hungry and provide humanitarian relief. Since then, the foundation has delivered 961,000,000 meals to the hungry around the world and also expanded its scope and mission.

This is not the first time GVCF and Jeunesse Kids have worked together. Jeunesse Kids have also helped fund Global Village’s distribution of food in the Philippines, Bulgaria and China.

Barry and his team at GVCF recently traveled to refugee camps in Bulgaria where they freed over 52 Syrian refugees. Providing them with food, healthcare and jobs, they set the group up in a renovated hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria which he rents.

As a result of his ongoing fight against hunger and humanitarian efforts, 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.

Video, photography and interview opportunities will be available at select events.

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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.

Learn more about Global Village Champions Foundation: Electronic Press Kit:

Glenn Selig
PR firm: The Publicity Agency
Phone: 813-708-1220 x7777 | Cell: 813-300-5454

For corporate and partnership inquiries and ways to help, please contact:
Audra McMurray
Global Village Champions Foundation
Director of Marketing and Communications
Office: (941) 552-8486
Cell: (941) 524-1484

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SOURCE:  Global Village Champions Foundation

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