Ben’s Kosher Deli’s “Olde Time Deli Experience” is an Old-Fashioned Hit

Pictured (L to R) are Martin Kramer, event co-honoree; Jean Kelly, Exec Director, Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN); INN Board Ronnie Dragoon, Owner-Founder, Ben’s Kosher Deli; Margot Kramer, event co-honoree; and Rob Kammerer, INN Board Member

GREENVALE, NEW YORK – Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers hosted the 13th Annual Interfaith Nutrition Network’s (INN) Charitable Fundraiser, the “Olde Time New York Deli Experience” at Ben’s of Greenvale on Monday, September 26. This year, Ben’s exceeded its $15,000 goal, raising a total of $19,151 in support of the organization’s mission of “neighbors helping neighbors.” This sentiment resonates with Ben’s Kosher Deli Owner and Founder, Ronnie Dragoon, who continually helps many local charitable organizations and once again served as the event’s official pastrami slicer. A long-time supporter and board member for The INN, Mr. Dragoon donated 100 percent of all proceeds from the event to support Long Islanders in need on behalf of Ben’s Kosher Deli.

“We are extremely fortunate to have supporters like Ronnie Dragoon and the entire team at Ben’s hosting The INN for this annual event,” says Jean Kelly, Executive Director of The INN. “Friends of The INN look forward to having a delicious meal each year and contributing towards our goal of helping hungry and homeless Long Islanders in the process.”

Ben’s award-winning pastrami sandwiches were served alongside fresh turkey, delicious corned beef, latkes, sauerkraut, crunchy pickles and kosher hotdogs. “For over ten years, Ronnie has been the hard-working pastrami slicer and very generous host of the ‘Olde Time New York Deli Celebration,’ ” says Rob Kammerer, event organizer and INN Board Member. “Thank you to Ronnie, Todd Silverstein [Ben’s Catering Director], and all of the Ben’s Deli staff.”

Just before dessert, Mr. Dragoon joined Ms. Kelly and Mr. Kammerer in honoring Martin and Margot Kramer.

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The mission of The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) is to address the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island in a dignified and respectful manner for those who seek the organization’s help. The not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization, delivers its services through 14 soup kitchens in 21 locations, three homeless shelters, and a Long Term Housing Program, as well as a new resource center and clothing boutique. Today, more than 5,000 people are fed each week.  As one of Long Island’s largest private social service agencies, The INN is ranked among the most cost-effective charities in the United States. For more information, please visit or call (516) 486-8506.




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 44 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 delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.