Yank Barry is a successful businessman and musician; you can’t take that away from him. However, there is a lot more to his life, although it was his successful business career that led him to it. While he was traveling the world on business, Yank found himself moved by the terrible conditions that some people were forced to live under. Seeing this changed his heart and started him down a path in which he helps others to the extent possible.
Because Yank Barry has chosen to help so many people the world had forgotten, he is est known these days as a philanthropist. However, his approach involves a lot more than just writing a check and letting someone else do everything. Being a hands-on management type, he, his wife and his friends take a personal approach to helping people, going into some of the most difficult areas and making sure the help goes were it is most needed.
Over its 20 years of existence, the Global Village Champions Foundation, Yank’s global hunger initiative, has provided more than one billion meals to hungry people all over the world. In recent years, thousands of refugees from war torn Syria, Iraq and Iran have been helped by Yank Barry’s philanthropy.