Rose McGowan Co-Hosts 'Feedie' Dinner At The Standard In Downtown L.A.

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Members of the film, fashion, music and art community broke bread to promote the “first philanthropic food app"

Rose McGowan co-hosted, alongside with actress-musician Rain Phoenix and filmmaker Liz Goldwyn, a dinner on Aug. 12 at the restaurant 24/7 at the Standard hotel in downtown L.A. to promote the app Feedie. Billed as the “first philanthropic food app,” Feedie harnesses the sharing and connectivity of apps like Yelp and Instagram to generate donations to the Lunchbox Fund, which provides food and nutritional education to schools in South Africa.

The intimate gathering at the Standard attracted a fashion, film, music and art-heavy crowd, including Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, Linda Ramone, Bret Easton Ellis, singer-songwriter Sam Sparro, Decades owner Cameron Silver, Arbitrage director Nicholas Jarecki and painter Rosson Crow.

The creator of Feedie, Topaz Page Green, grew up in South Africa. A decade ago she returned to her former school and discovered that children who can't afford lunch, and thus wouldn’t be eating, were seated separately from those who can. “At that moment she decided she had to do something about this,” said Phoenix, who is also organizing the upcoming “Genesis” event for the Art of Elysium in September. “So it really came from a true pure place.”

Guests were treated to a summer-seasonal supper by 24/7 chef Chang Sivilay. Then any sense of device decorum was abandoned as phone photography was the mandate. “Everybody does food porn,” says Goldwyn. “It’s such a simple idea that if you take a picture of your food at a participating restaurant they make a donation to the Lunchbox fund. It’s an easy way to use an existing form of social media to do some good.”