COVID-19 April 21 Update

While we will continue to share information with updates, resources and news about COVID-19 in our region, today we wanted to share some good news in SODO and some of the great things our SODO businesses are doing. We are so impressed to see all the awesome ways SODO is helping out in these time difficult times. Keep it up! We are here to support you in anyway we can.

Thank you and please do not hesitate to reach out!


SODO Steps Up Spotlights

Food Lifeline Expands into SODO Warehouse
Prologis donated a 250,000 square-foot warehouse in SODO to Food Lifeline to support the growing demand at food banks, shelters, and meal programs.

Food Lifeline has partnered with similar organizations, including Second Harvest and Northwest Harvest, to cover
the entire state.

Macrina Bakery & Cafe
During this COVID-19 pandemic, Macrina Bakery & Cafe has decided to donate 220 care packages each week in April to area hospitals! If you would like to support our health care workers you can donate a care package and Macrina can deliver it on your behalf. Additionally, their care packages are available for anyone you know who could use a little extra support right them!

The Plate Fund

The COVID-19 crisis is devastating for thousands of restaurant-industry workers who have lost their jobs and rely on every paycheck to afford necessities like food, transportation, baby products and medicine.
To help, The Plate Fund is providing immediate financial assistance to those who have been hardest-hit in King County.
The need is enormous, and the money the fund distributes is limited to what we raise in the days and weeks ahead. While our goal is to help as many people as possible, priority is given to applicants most in need, and the order applications are received.

Please Donate and Apply Today!


SODO BIA is partnering with KULA to support SODO’s dining establishments. 

Restaurants offering take-out and/or self-delivery can take online food orders from patrons who are using their phone, tablet or computer, all through one site. KULA directly connects diners with their local eateries. During the COVID-19 crises, they aim to help small businesses, protect restaurant industry jobs and stimulate the economy while providing service to hungry patrons and following the most up-to-date social distancing guidelines.

Many restaurants are seizing their only opportunity to make ends meet by providing take-out and/or delivery service for their community. During this time of uncertainty, one thing is constant: We still need to eat! KULA is different from other restaurant ordering sites by not charging fees or commission. KULA is the one-stop-shop for your neighborhood establishments.

To learn more about KULA and how to use it, check out the video HERE!

Check out KULA website here!

Facebook’s Small Business Grants Program

Facebook knows that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering a $4000 grant for the recipients in the US ($2500 cash, $1500 in optional ads credits) to help during this challenging time. To be eligible to apply, you must:
– Be a for-profit company
– Have between 2 and 50 employees
– Have been in business for over a year
– Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
– Be in or near a location where Facebook operates

Click Here for More Information

Sounders FC Relief Fund Grant Application Open Until May 15

We wanted to remind you that the Sounders FC Relief Fund Grant Application is Still Open!

The Seattle Sounders FC Relief Fund (“Fund”) was established by RAVE Foundation to support individuals, small businesses and nonprofits located in CenturyLink Field and in the neighborhoods surrounding CenturyLink Field that have been adversely impacted by the postponement of the 2020 MLS season due to COVID-19. These neighborhoods include SODO, Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District.

The fund is intended to support a range of needs from groceries to rent assistance and monetary packages that will fund the following priorities:
– Direct support of resources to shift workers and service providers in and around CenturyLink Field, and in neighborhood businesses that support and serve fans on matchday.
– Direct resources to small business owners to pay their critical expenses during this crisis so that they can stay in business and keep their doors open.
– Direct resources to non-profits that serve and support individuals and small businesses in the South Downtown neighborhoods of SoDo, Pioneer Square and the Chinatown-International District.

Click Here for More Information and How to Apply

SODO Businesses are Open!

During these difficult times, many SODO Businesses have adjusted how they do work. We wanted to share a few ways our businesses are adjusting while also helping support our community.

Check out our website for a comprehensive list of Open SODO Businesses!

Toyota of Seattle
Toyota of Seattle in SODO is open! Call 206.382.4300 to schedule your service appointment today! Take advantage of our pick-up and drop-off services

Check out more here!

Blue Water Taco Grill
Blue Water Taco Grill in SODO (2962 1st ave south) is open for take out and delivery. Come by Monday thru Friday from 8am to 2pm to support small local business and staff. Also, you can support Hospitals and First Responders by sponsoring breakfasts or lunches to be delivered to those on the front line.

More information here!

New Murals in SODO!
STT Lettering
Artist: Dillon Bennett

National Corporate Housing
Artist: Ariel Parrow

Artist: Lina Cholewinski