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Local body armor company turns warehouse into temporary food pantry

Posted at 8:02 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 09:15:59-04

NORTH OGDEN, Utah — The company Advanced Armor Technology in North Ogden has stopped production for the time being to convert their lives 7000 square foot warehouse into a facility for people to come in and get food when they need it.

Called the Tri-City Exchange co-owner Mike Larson says its one of the biggest projects he has ever worked on.

“We decided to open this we are lucky enough to have 5 acres and a 7000 square-foot building and the means to put this together.” Larson says.

They wanted to stress during our interview that they were just the vehicle and many others made this happen.

Larson says that it all started with the Tri-City mayors who immediately signed on board with other companies like Associated foods, Nicholas foods, Lee’s Marketplace, Butters construction, Walmart and others who have donated food supplies or helped out in some way.

The group is still in need of a permanent solution to a refrigerated truck for perishable items but for now their shelves are stocked for people to come by and pick up what they need.

“We’ve not had one greedy person that says I need 20 of this they take what they can have or what they need and that’s it.” Larson told FOX13.

They are asking anyone who has the means as well to please donate anything they have so that they can keep supplies high for those in need during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“It’s worth my whole business I will shut it down again we’ve committed to be here until this is over.” Larson explained “You know they’ve got to put clothes on their kids and feed them at the same time so if we can build this to feed them well they can handle their life and that’s what we’re here for.”

Their hours are 8am - 11am and 4pm-8pm Monday through Friday and 8pm-6pm on Saturdays and to find out more go to their Tri-City Exchange Facebook page: