Be better prepared with shelfCheck

Be better prepared with shelfCheck

When disaster strikes, spend more time indoors and less time in stores. The shelfCheck app helps you find what you need, when you need it most.  

Hurricane season is an uncertain time for coastal communities, but one thing is for sure: in the face of a storm, preparation is key. shelfCheck is a new app from the Raleigh-Durham area that uses crowdsourcing to inform shoppers of what items are in stock at the grocery stores near them. The aim is to help people avoid shortages for in-demand items like bread, toilet paper, bottled water, & batteries and to reduce the number of shopping trips that you have to make. Just create a shopping list and shelfCheck will find the store nearest to you that best meets your needs. While at the store, you can help others out by guesstimating how much of a particular product is left in stock as you check off your list.

The shelfCheck app a community driven platform, intended to help users save time and exposure when time is most critical.  The app is free, easy to use, and secure.

To watch a video about the app, click here:

Learn more at or download the app on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


General Disclaimer: The Town of Emerald Isle does not benefit from any relationship with the shelfCheck app.  We are simply sharing information with our residents, guests, and businesses to better prepare for a product shortage caused by a natural disaster or similar emergency.   

Posted by Sarah Williams Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:58:00 AM Categories: News