Vivery:
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.
 

Our Story

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.

Food Banks

Get centralized powerful search tools and valuable insights to help fill gaps, boost programs, and provide added support to pantries.

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Food Pantries

Get a fully funded and supported online presence and digital tools to keep information accurate and communicate more directly with clients.

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Neighbors

Use a modern app to find and access food and services nearby that match household, dietary and scheduling needs.

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News

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211 Metro Chicago Partners with Vivery to Optimize Food Access
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Thierer Family Foundation Launches Vivery Community, a Public Charity to Expand Access to Nutritious Food and Benefits Nationwide
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Chicago Tribune: Austin food delivery program for people with disabilities seeks to expand on its success
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Piloted food delivery system extended for further six months
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Vivery launches redetermination.org to help Illinois neighbors keep their healthcare coverage
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Food Bank News: New ways to support home delivery emerge
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Austin Talks: Food delivery program for people with disabilities launches in Austin
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Eastern Illinois Foodbank Launches Vivery Find Food Map
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All Illinois food banks turn to Vivery to equalize access to food and resources
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The City of Chicago Announces New Pilot to Improve Food Access for Chicago Residents with Disabilities
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Northern Illinois Food Bank Launches Innovative Food Finder Map
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Food Bank News: Chicago’s food bank ups its game in finding food
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Vivery is Named Winner of the 21st Annual Chicago Innovation Awards
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Crain’s Chicago Business overview of Vivery digital platform – Using tech to feed the hungry
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Vivery Delivers First-of-a-Kind Digital Tools for Food Banks and Pantries to Equalize Access to Food
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Vivery Platform for Food Banks and Pantries Named Finalist in 2022 Chicago Innovation Awards

OUR LEADERSHIP

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.

Nasrin Thierer

Nasrin Thierer

Board President & Founder

Michael Januszewski

Michael Januszewski

Chief Technology Officer

Fleming Au

Fleming Au

Head of Product

Hadeel Alkhawaja

Senior UX/UI Designer

Jacob Leppek

Jacob Leppek

Data and Analytics

Tori Posa

Tori Posa

Health Initiatives

Vivery Stories

Food Bank

“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.”

Becky Gruhl
River Bend Food Bank
Pantry

“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.”

Darriel Anderson
Circle Urban Ministries
Neighbor

“Knowing if the pantry is on the first level or if there are stairs is super valuable for me.”


Food Bank

“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.”

Kelsie Kliner
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Partner

“We partner with business in the communities we serve, and organizations that help the community thrive. Vivery is one of these valuable organizations.”

Sean Hennessy
Delivery First
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