April 30, 2017
 
He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times, in part because Yank Berry's philanthropic efforts are different than most. That is one reason that he has received numerous awards and accolades from all corners of the world over the last couple of decades. In addition to the Nobel, Yank Barry has received humanitarian awards from Mexico, the Bahamas, India and Côte D'Ivoire. In fact, very recently, Yank and his wife Yvette Barry received the very prestigious Childhelp International Achievement Award for their humanitarian work.

His approach to philanthropy, as noted, is different, and a key reason why his work has come to the attention of the media so many times. He has been profiled on CNN, NBC, The Jerusalem Post and many other news outlets throughout the world. And they were likely attracted to his vision. You see, Yank Barry doesn’t just write a check or fund a few grants and leave it at that. He insists on doing a lot of the work himself and getting out there on the front lines, so that he can see that his help goes to where it is needed.

For example, over the last several years, his efforts have been focused on helping to save as many refugees as possible from war-torn areas of Iraq, Iran and Syria. With his assistance, much of it supplied by his own hand, thousands of refugees have been able to escape much of the violence and volatility caused by groups like ISIS. He has been able to provide many with food, a home, medical supplies and whatever else they may need to rebuild their lives and to save their families.
January 30, 2017
 
Yank Barry began his Global Village Champions Foundation with an ultimate mission to become the undisputed world leader in private, humanitarian delivery of nutrition to needy persons everywhere, aiming to sustain human life and help to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth. This bold goal has remained central to the organization and is core to the work regularly accomplished in devastated countries around the globe. But it is Yank Barry’s personal idea for “A Day Without Hunger” that is the ultimate vision. Through continued support for families and children, expanding GVCF, encouraging more people to work toward helping hunger even at a local level and fostering an atmosphere of hope, Barry believes this vision is truly attainable.