Essential Goods: Text alerts for when an item you need is in stock

and it's free to try

Developed by a team in Collingwood, Essential Goods is a website that will send you a text alert when an item you need such as toilet paper, gloves, or wipes are back in stock.

Essential Goods is also finding a few additional ways to give back to the community including offering the service free to senior citizens and health care workers and 5% of the proceeds being donated to the CDC Foundation and Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation. The service is also free for the first seven days (then a small fee to cover the cost of expenses).

If you’re tired of missing out on the things you need, head over to and try it out.

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