What is notable about those Native Americans is tht they did not see this as “Charity”. It was just something you did due to the nature of the society.
They still have Communities in Canada’s north that have community freezers. The Hunter will go hunting, make his kill , take a cut of the animal and than put the rest in the freezer. It is not considered “his”. Any of the member of the tribe can than go down to get some. They do not sell the excess for profit. As they saw the natural world as sacred and themselves a part of it rather than having dominion over it there was a spiritual value attached to the food that nature provided them. Their understanding of reciprocity was that natures bounty was not intended for the few and in not feeding their own hungry there would be negative consequences to the tribe as a whole.
Thus there is absolutely no shame in going down to the community freezer to get food (as the poor in this modern society are made to feel shame)
Now as access to hunting grounds changes with enroachment of Industry into those areas the ability to live off the land deteriorates . The families become more reliant on recieiving money so as to BUY food and this in and of itself helps to lead to a breakdown of the traditional culture as the system forces them into commodifying food. Even at that a recent survey in Inuit communities found that 96 percent of all households share their food with other familes.