West Oakland Punks With Lunch

West Oakland Punks with Lunch is a guerilla not-for-profit Harm reduction outreach organization providing food and other necessities to people experiencing homelessness

Anyone and everyone is welcome to volunteer with us! We just ask a few simple guidelines to keep PWL running smoothly.

Please come wearing closed toed shoes and dressed appropriately for the weather. We ask that you show up with a non-judgemental, come as you are attitude. Be ready to work hard and have fun!

Thursday:  Mobile Outreach

Meet at: 36th and MLK                Hours: 6pm-8pm

We do mobile outreach from 56th St. and MLK all the way down to 30th and MLK.
We provide snacks, water, hygiene and harm reduction supplies.
If you are interested in volunteering Wednesdays, please email us at:

Sunday: Fixed Sites          

Prep 1pm-3pm, Meet at: 2630 Union St.  
Distribution: 3pm-6pm, Meet at 35th and Peralta


We have two fixed sites on Sundays. One at 35th and Peralta St. from 3:30pm-5pm.. Ideally we stay on time, but we don't beat ourselves up if we are a little late. 

You have the option of staying for only prep, only distribution, or BOTH! 

Sundays are the perfect day to get to know our organization for the day, or continue working with us to grow as on organization.

***We ask that if you are new volunteers, that you come to our mandatory guidelines meeting every Sunday at 3pm at 2630 Union St before you volunteer at our fixed site.

****Unfortunately, dogs and youth under 16 are not permitted at our prep location.