25_AVE_1401.jpgThe Rock Island High School in Illinois is the recipient of a $25,000 donation from food safety law firm Marler Clark. The Seattle-based law firm works nationwide on behalf of victims of foodborne illness, and assisted many residents in the 2009 outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) traced to a Milan McDonald’s.

“Foodborne illness outbreaks can affect a great many people,” said Marler Clark managing partner Bill Marler. “With this donation, we want to encourage young minds to consider science, in the hopes that the next generation can improve food safety for all of us.”