NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Electric Service (NES) is commemorating its 75th anniversary with a year-long pledge to give back through 75 acts of service in the community.

NES is kicking off its celebration of this historic milestone with the first of many planned acts of service throughout the year – a Thanksgiving food drive organized by employees in NES’ Customer Relations Department.

The much needed supplies will be delivered Thursday to the utility’s Pencil Partner school, Glenn Enhanced Option Elementary. Donated items were used to make 45 food boxes with everything necessary to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal, including one ham or turkey, three boxes of stuffing, four cans of green beans, four cans of corn, two cans of yams, two cans of cranberry sauce and four boxes of mac and cheese. According to the school, more than 96 percent of the student population qualifies for free and reduced lunch based on federal income poverty guidelines.

What: NES employees deliver Thanksgiving food boxes to school children and their families.

When: Thursday, November 6 at 10 a.m.

Where: Glenn Enhanced Option School, 322 Cleveland Street, Nashville, TN 37207

“NES is often recognized for its long-standing commitment to Middle Tennessee,” said Decosta Jenkins, NES president & CEO. “Our employees have shown a service mindset in their jobs and within the community. Our 75 acts of service initiative is a fitting way to celebrate their contributions and the commitment of NES to serve its neighbors.”

History of NES

The mission of NES is the same today as it was in 1939 – to provide safe, affordable and reliable power to those who make Nashville home. Read more about NES’ history at

About NES

Nashville Electric Service (NES) is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to more than 360,000 customers in Middle Tennessee. Founded in 1939, NES is proud to be celebrating 75 years as a community partner and service provider. For more information, visit