The best place to donate is to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross has a process in place to support first responders within a few hours of the incident starting with food, water, etc. The best donation is monetary; the Red Cross may be able to take canned goods and other types of shelf stable food but they quickly become overwhelmed with those types of donations. We cannot accept donations of homemade food.
Alternatively, you can contact your local fire department (after the incident is over) and talk to them about how you can donate to their organization.
Visit our donations page for more information.