You Can Help Food-Insecure Families in Greene County
Since 1969, Crosslines has been providing food assistance for families in crisis and has continued to grow programs to better serve our community. As the largest food pantry in Greene County, Crosslines served over 65,000 families last year – with approximately 36% being children. Poverty in Springfield has doubled in the last 10 years and current statistics show that 1 out of 4 people in Springfield are living at or below poverty. Coupling these statistics with 53% of Springfield Public School children qualifying for free or reduced lunch – there is a hunger issue in Springfield, Missouri.

Can my donation to Crosslines benefit food-insecure families and save money on my taxes?
Yes. Crosslines, an Outreach of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks, has been awarded an allocation of $250,000 in Missouri NAP Tax Credits for qualified donations to Crosslines. Your donation will give the full benefit to


food to help hungry families in the Ozarks while providing you a 50% tax credit on your Missouri State taxes.

What are NAP Tax Credits?
NAP Tax credits are an incentive for philanthropic giving for qualifying gifts to Missouri nonprofits that have been awarded an allocation of tax credits by the State of Missouri, such as Crosslines. Depending on the location of the nonprofit (rural or urban) determines the NAP Tax Credit amount from 50%-70%. A qualifying NAP Tax Credit gift to Crosslines qualifies for a 50% tax credit.

Who is eligible to receive Missouri NAP Tax Credits? 
Businesses, individuals who operate a sole proprietorship, operate a farm, have rental property or have royalty income are eligible, as well as a shareholder in an S-corporation, a partner in a Partnership or a member of a Limited Liability Corporation. In addition, financial institutions (banks, credit institutions, savings and loan associations, credit unions, farmer’s cooperative credit association, building & loan associations) and insurance companies are eligible.

If you are not eligible for Missouri NAP Tax Credits, your donation to Crosslines could qualify for Missouri Food Pantry Tax Credits – available to individuals and businesses for gifts up to $5,000 to Crosslines.

If you have specific tax questions and/or to determine how the Missouri NAP Tax Credits specifically apply to you, please consult your personal accountant or tax advisor.
What size of contribution is required to receive Missouri NAP Tax Credits from Crosslines?
We are grateful for all gifts to Crosslines. The minimum donation we ask for to receive Missouri NAP Tax Credits for Crosslines is $1,000 or more.

When are the Missouri NAP Tax Credits available from Crosslines?
Eligible donations qualify now through December 31, 2020 for Missouri NAP Tax Credits until they are exhausted.

For more Information on the Missouri NAP Tax Credit Application: Please contact Christine Moses, Chief Development Officer at the Council of Churches of the Ozarks at 417-862-3586 ext 238; email at cmoses@ccozarks.org; or stop in the office at 627 N. Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802.

Thank you for helping struggling families in the Ozarks by ensuring that there is healthy, nutritious food available for them through Crosslines.

Download and fill out a form here or stop into Crosslines to fill one out.

For more information about the Missouri NAP Tax Credit, please visit the Missouri Department of Revenue here.