COVID-19 Miami County Resources


Beacon open M-TH 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
800-726-3136 x 3   F 8:30 am - 6:00 pm  
Crossroads Bank open M-F 8:00 am - 6:00 pm  
765-327-4064   Sat. 8:00 am - noon  
First Bank of Berne open M-F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  
800-589-7848   S 8:00 am - noon  
First Farmers Bank & Trust open M-TH 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  
800-371-3316   F 8:00 am - 6:00 pm  
    S 9:00 am - noon  
First Merchants Bank open M-TH 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  
800-205-3464   F 9:00 am - 6:00 pm  
    S 9:00 am - noon  
Flagstar open M-TH 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  
765-473-6661   F 9:00 am - 6:00 pm  
    S 9:00 am - noon  
Hometown Credit Union open M, T, TH 8:30 am - 5:00 pm  
765-472-7600   W 8:30 am - 1:00 pm  
    F 8:30 am - 6:00 pm  
    S 9:00 am - noon  
PNC open M-F 10:00 am -5:00 pm  
888-762-2265   S 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  
Critical Industries Hotline Call center 877-820-0890 open Tuesday at 9 am  
  emailing for business/industry questions only  
Hotspot - free    
Internet - free call 844-488-8398 (free service during school shutdown from Spectrum)
Comcast offering 'Internet Essentials' package free for low income customers for 60 days apply before 4/30/2020
Curriculum ages 0-9    
Disney coloring pages
Musicals - free
Netflix - free    
Ready4K - free    
Virtual Fieldtrips
YMCA building closed for spring clean until March 30 then will open only to ages 16 and older with limited activities
YMCA virtual exercise class    
Baby formula call phone number on back of canister, companies are working with parents
Food Pantries Helping Hands - 176 N. Broadway, Peru 765-472-1875 M, W, F - 9:00 am - noon
  The Salvation Army - 1785 S. St. Rd. 19, Peru 765-473-5498 M-TH 8:30 - 11:30 am, appt only
  Macy - 190 No. Columbia St., Macy 574-930-0448 2nd & 4th Thurs. each month
      10:00 am - noon & 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  Miami Nation of Indians - 65 W. 7th St., Peru 765-473-9631 1st Sat each month, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Mobile Drives drive up service - stay in your vehicle Check wesite Food Finders Food Bank
  open at 11:00 am
Pick-up Meals Peru Community School Corp - pick-up sack lunch & dinner M-F 11:30 am - 12:30 pm front drive at PHS, 401 N. Brdwy.
  open to all Miami County students - free M-F 3:30  - 4:30 pm front drive at PHS, 401 N. Brdwy.
  open to all Miami County residents - $3.00 Monday - Friday deliveries - 11:15 Peru Apartments
                           11:30 Franklin & Wabash
                           11:50 Elmwood School
                           12:10 Wabash Flats
      (look for big yellow bus)
  Bunker Hill United Methodist Church - pick-up site Monday - Friday 12:00 - 12:30 pm
  YMCA transit Monday - Friday pick up - 11:30 Arrowhead
                     11:45 Jean Apartments

               11:30-12:30 Eagles                          Pointe


                 4:00 Hilltop                                   Apartments

Restaurants (open)      
  31 Marathon at 218 (carry out only) 765-689-8326  
  Afterburners Bar & Grill 765-689-0902  
  Arby's  765-475-0765  
  Burger King 765-472-4100  
  Club 14 Bar & Grill 765-473-3010  
  Dairy Queen 765-472-3044  
  Dillinger's  765-460-5398  
  Dominos  765-473-6603  
  East End Double Dip 765-472-3436  
  Gabriel's Pancake House 765-470-3212  
  Garden Gate Café 765-327-2355  
  Hardee's 765-473-3269  
  Harvey Hinklemeyers 765-472-4341  
  Hoosier Hotspot in Denver 765-985-3000  
  Jack's Eat & Brew 765-460-5487  
  Jefferson St. BBQ in Converse 765-395-5117  
  Los Tres Caminos (No. Broadway) 765-472-7005  
  Los Tres Caminos (W. Main St.) 765-472-3711  
  McDonald's (W. Main St.) 765-472-3540  
  My Pizza My Way 765-473-3142  
  Papa Johns 765-327-2362  
  Peru Family Restaurant 765-327-2544  
  Pizza Hut 765-473-5200  
  Pizza King 765-473-4431  
  Pizza Quik 765-473-7770  
  Red Rocket Bar & Grill 765-689-0763  
  Smitty McMusselman's Pub & Grub 765-460-5419  
  South Side Scoops  765-472-4041  
  Subway  765-473-4700  
  Tracks End Restaurant  765-472-4187  
  Wendy's 765-472-2784  
  Wings Etc. 765-587-3356  
CVS open, delivery available 765-472-4367  
Kroger open, no pharmacy delivery 765-473-2076  
Walgreens open, pharmacy delivery available 765-473-5542  
Peru Township 765-473-5835 Jackson Township 765-395-7191
Allen Township 574-382-2217 Jefferson Township 765-985-3500
Butler Township 765-473-6702 Pipe Creek Township 765-469-1113
Clay Township 765-689-7277 Richland Township 765-985-2074
Deer Creek Township 765-398-5091 Union Township 765-472-3901
Erie Township 765-469-1722 Washington Township 765-470-2897
Harrison Township 765-472-3901    
YMCA Transit will continue for critical care, employment, health 765-472-1979  
  related appts., and essential grocery/food related program    
Job Seeker's payments    
Small Business
Unemployment insurance    
WorkOne Northwest IN 800-891-6499    
Duke Energy suspending disconnections for nonpayments 866-236-3749  
Miami Cass REMC suspending disconnections for nonpayments 765-473-6668  
NIPSCO suspending disconnections for nonpayments 800-464-7726  
Peru Utilities suspending disconnections for nonpayments 765-473-6681  
Kids Count 2020 data book:     
2020 County Snapshots:     
Custom Data Requests:    
Knowledge Center:    
Prof. Development Grants    
Veterans & Active Duty…?    
July 28 2020
Joshauna Nash
NIPSCO Communications
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – With the statewide moratorium on disconnecting electric and natural gas service during the COVID-19 pandemic scheduled to end August 14, NIPSCO is committed to assisting and providing its most flexible payment plan options to help those in need.
NIPSCO voluntarily suspended late payment charges and shutoffs for nonpayment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for all customers beginning in early March, prior to the moratorium. And, although the number of customers who are behind on their bill is less than last year at this same time, the amount owed by some customers has accumulated and there are many who still need help.
“For those who may still be facing financial hardships due to COVID-19 or other reasons, assistance is available now and after the moratorium, to help them manage their energy bills,” said Nick Meyer, NIPSCO vice president of communications and external affairs. “Our goal is to ensure our customers continue having safe, reliable energy after the moratorium lifts and we intend to offer our most flexible payment options suitable for our customers’ individual financial situations.”
Customers experiencing financial challenges are encouraged to explore the options available to them, including:
Payment Agreement: NIPSCO has expanded its flexible payment arrangements to allow customers to spread their past due balance over six months by paying a portion of their past due balance, plus current charges incurred. Customers can learn more and enroll at
Partial Payment Plans: NIPSCO offers payment plans that will help customers make smaller, more manageable payments now to make it easier to bring their account current in the future. Customers can visit to review available payment plans. NIPSCO’s customer care team will also work with customers to set up a personalized payment plan. Customers can call 1-800-4-NIPSCO (1-800-464-7726) to discuss options.
Local, State and Federal Assistance: Customers that have been directly impacted by COVID-19-related job loss or hardship, can visit to find additional resources or call their local community action agency or Energy Assistance Program (EAP) agency or Township Trustee’s office. These agencies can help customers access local and federal assistance including the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are being accepted through July 31, 2020.
For more information on billing options and payment assistance, visit or call 1-800-4-NIPSCO (1-800-464-7726).
Moratorium Ends August 14
In addition to several payment assistance options, NIPSCO offers a variety of energy efficiency programs to help lower energy usage and bills. Visit for more information on available programs and other ways to save.
About NIPSCO: Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), with headquarters in Merrillville, Indiana, has proudly served the energy needs of northern Indiana for more than 100 years. As Indiana’s largest natural gas distribution company and the second-largest electric distribution company, NIPSCO serves approximately 820,000 natural gas and 460,000 electric customers across 32 counties. NIPSCO is part of NiSource’s (NYSE: NI) seven regulated utility companies. NiSource is one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 4 million natural gas and electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. More information about NIPSCO and NiSource is available at and