When humane solutions seem unreasonable
I appreciate the thought process you walked us through. With experience working in corporate retail, protecting the bottom line through strategies of limiting shrink is the goal.
Having changed careers to software engineering and finding myself in a fascinating entrepreneurial startup/business world, it is very clear that the money exists for this to happen but the heart to give, without the spotlight on the companies 'service' is more difficult to navigate.
But I wonder what potential solutions would look like.
Thoughts I have are:
Starting with prayer and taking heart in Paul's prayer, 'To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.'
1) a non-profit that is subscription based and whatever is received goes to buying these basic items and having centers in cities that distribute them.
2) a Christian startup/business network that joins the model of building a business that is acquired in 4-7 years and distributes that acquired money to these places to make basic standard of living not a cycle that works against itself.