That's great you were able to overcome the hesitation and give them the food, sounds as though they really appreciated it.
Sounds like you live in a pretty economically diverse area, my neighborhood is middle to lower income, something like 60% home ownership. One neighbor, a woman with 3 kids (husband deserted) works her butt off trying to make ends, gets assistance and deserves all the help she can get. My youngest 2, boy and girl are just slightly older and have more than enough shoes, clothes, and toys. Beside what we buy them, they get stuff from my other family members, so we turn over a good amount it to her, she's happy to have it and were happy we can help in some way. I think there are probably a number of things we may be ready to discard that someone else may value.