Shop with a Cop

The Opelika Police Department’s Shop with a Cop Program is focused on strengthening relationships between law enforcement and youth in our community. Local children are selected to the program and will have the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for their family and items for themselves while accompanied by a police officer. Once shopping is complete, the child will enjoy a meal with police officers at the department while community volunteers wrap their gifts to take home. The goal is to sponsor 40 children in 2023 and funds raised at Chili on the Tracks will go directly to the children’s shopping expenses! 

2023 Partners

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Chili on the Tracks Fundraiser

Kiwanis Club of Opelika has partnered with the Opelika Police Department to host the Inaugural Chili on the Tracks, a Chili and Grilled Cheese Cook-Off! The event is Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Downtown Opelika. Corporate and Amateur Teams will compete to see who has the best Chili or Chili & Grilled Cheese Combo. 

Tickets will be $15 for a punch card which includes 6 chili samples and 6 grilled cheese samples. Children 10 and younger are free with an adult. Funds raised will go to the OPD's Shop with a Cop Program, Big House Foundation and Magic Moments.

Team Information

Corporate Teams

  • $150 Chili Competition Entry Fee
  • $200 Entry Fee for Chili and Grilled Cheese Combo


Amateur Teams

  • $50 Chili Competition Entry Fee
  • $60 Entry Fee for Chili and Grilled Cheese Combo

Team Requirements

  • Chili Teams must provide a minimum of 5 gallons of chili
  • Combo Teams must provide a minimum of 50 grilled cheese sandwiches in addition to 5 gallons of chili

Register your team here. Deadline is Monday, October 30, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. CST. 


This event wouldn't be possible without our community sponsors.

Interested in one of our sponsorships?

Contact Carlton Hunley at [email protected]

View the Chili on the Tracks Information Packet.


Sample Cards are $15 and include 6 Chili Samples, 6 Grilled Cheese Samples, and 2 Bottles of Water. 

Pre-Sale tickets are available online and can be picked up at Will Call at the event. 

A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase at the event.