Ben’s Deli Presents its Annual “Olde Time New York Deli Experience”

(Greenvale, NewYork) — Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers is hosting its 12th Annual Charitable Fundraiser “The Olde Time New York Deli Experience.” The event, which supports The Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN), is taking place on Monday, October 5 at 6 p.m. at Ben’s of Greenvale in Wheatley Plaza.

Founded in 1983 as a means of serving Long Island’s homeless and hungry, The INN has provided over 11 million meals to those in need. The group’s mission is simple: “Neighbors helping neighbors,” a sentiment that Ben’s Deli owner and founder Ronnie Dragoon echoes. As with previous years, Mr. Dragoon, an INN board member, will once again serve as the official pastrami slicer at the event.

Mr. Dragoon’s co-board member Rob Kammerer, a physics professor at Vaughn College, is a major helper for this year’s fundraiser, which will honor journalist Lawrence Levy, executive dean and head of suburban studies at Hofstra University. Mr. Levy’s 35-year career in journalism has included coverage of six presidential campaigns. A former Newsday contributing writer and editor, Mr. Levy also has experience reporting on major local events.

“Lawrence is a big player in journalism and he’s always given a voice to minorities on Long Island,” says Mr. Dragoon. “This year, we’re recognizing his dedication to the members of the Jewish community, among others.”

Ben’s Kosher Deli, a long-time supporter of The INN, will donate 100 percent of all proceeds from the event to provide food and shelter to Long Islanders in need. For further information on this event, call or text Rob Kammerer at 516-732-6009.

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About Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers
Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods for more than 42 years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with free delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS