While many may be counting down the days until the ace of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching staff can return from a back injury, Clayton Kershaw, along with his wife Ellen, took time to volunteer with the Dream Center to distribute groceries in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The anticipation for Kershaw’s return has been slowly building as the left-hander has continued to work his way through bullpen sessions and more recently a simulated game. Kershaw was expected to complete another bullpen session on Tuesday and if he doesn’t suffer any setbacks, it could potentially lead to a minor league rehab start on Friday.

Kershaw’s generosity with his time doesn’t come as much of a surprise when considering his previous charitable work. Under his charity, Kershaw’s Challenge, the left-hander and his wife have provided aid in various forms to those in need in Zambia and his hometown of Dallas, Texas, among other initiatives. By all accounts, Kershaw is as gracious and giving off the baseball field as he is competitive on it.

Here’s a gallery of the photos taken by renowned team photographer Jon SooHoo, showing Kershaw and his wife lending a hand:

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