Life as it should be
The Vivery technology built by Thierer Family Foundation digitizes access to food for everyone. Our network of food banks and pantries use our centralized find food map and modern digital tools to provide up-to-date information online, so neighbors can effortlessly access the right food, programs and services nearby.
Viv•er•y /viv(ə)rē verb: from the Latin word ‘vivere’ and means to thrive and live well.
This name reinforces our strong commitment to democratizing access to food for everyone.
We envision a world where technology eliminates barriers and equalizes access
It all began when entrepreneurs, Nasrin and Mark Thierer, pooled their technology and healthcare experience and success and founded Thierer Family Foundation with a mission to help nonprofits be more impactful through technology.
After years of building technology for food banks and pantries, Thierer Family Foundation created Vivery in collaboration with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to address the very complex and nuanced challenges of the food assistance ecosystem at scale. Vivery is a non-for-profit organization focused on building, enhancing and managing Vivery technology.
In 2021, Vivery was officially launched to bridge the digital gap and equalize access to nutritious food and other food services, for everyone. Vivery received a coveted Chicago Innovation Award for one of the most innovative new tech solutions brought to market in 2022.
Vivery Community, a public charity, fundraises to bring Vivery technology and programs to every food bank and pantry at no cost, and partners with local providers to extend food access in our communities.
WHO WE SERVE
Our solutions complement food resources by taking care of the tech so they can focus on their mission.
Our team of technology and food insecurity experts place high value on simplicity and clarity by designing solutions that address diverse needs and deliver modern effectiveness.
Board President & Founder
Chief Technology Officer
Head of Product
Senior UX/UI Designer
Data and Analytics
“Vivery’s centralized and simple hub of information will be instrumental for our organization to better serve guests’ needs and provide additional value for our hunger relief partners.”
River Bend Food Bank
“Vivery has been a welcoming tool for our organization to increase awareness and visibility of our Food Pantry services, but it also allows us to promote additional services and community resources that we offer to Austin residents and beyond.”
Circle Urban Ministries
“Knowing if the pantry is on the first level or if there are stairs is super valuable for me.”
“Vivery offers our neighbors a simple way to find food resources and support services that best fit their needs. It offers a vastly improved mobile experience, new filter options and the ability to share more details for visitors.”
Greater Chicago Food Depository
“We partner with business in the communities we serve, and organizations that help the community thrive. Vivery is one of these valuable organizations.”