At least 6.8 million young people, ages 10 through 17, are living meal to meal, according a new study by the Urban Institute. Many of those children are willing to break the law to get food for their financially struggling families. Matter of Fact visited Covenant House in Washington DC, which provides meals and other services to young people in need. Soledad shares the story of two young men, Jamal and Marquis, who received their help.

Related Videos

  • Father of AFM Patient: You Never Think It Will Be Your Child, Until It Is

    December 1, 2018

    Father of AFM Patient: You Never Think It Will Be Your Child, Until It Is

    December 1, 2018

    A mysterious polio-like disease is sweeping across the country, paralyzing children. The a...

    Watch now
  • Cindy McCain Combats Online Sales of Sex with Minors

    February 4, 2017

    Cindy McCain Combats Online Sales of Sex with Minors

    February 4, 2017

    Throughout the world, an estimated 4.5 million people are trafficked for sex, including ch...

    Watch now
  • Georgetown Prof: SNAP Can Make the Difference Between Feeding Your Family or Not

    July 7, 2018

    Georgetown Prof: SNAP Can Make the Difference Between Feeding Your Family or Not

    July 7, 2018

    House Republicans could soon make it harder for low-income families to put food on the tab...

    Watch now
  • Puerto Rico: On the Edge of a Humanitarian Crisis

    September 30, 2017

    Puerto Rico: On the Edge of a Humanitarian Crisis

    September 30, 2017

    Reports out of U.S. territory Puerto Rico say that supplies and personnel are being sent t...

    Watch now
  • Improving Grades with Free Lunch for All

    November 25, 2017

    Improving Grades with Free Lunch for All

    November 25, 2017

    Nearly 13 million American children don’t know where they’ll get their next meal or if it ...

    Watch now
  • Are Politicians Not Trusting the Voters?

    December 8, 2018

    Are Politicians Not Trusting the Voters?

    December 8, 2018

    In Wisconsin, voters ousted Republican Governor Scott Walker for Democrat Tony Evers in th...

    Watch now
  • Are You An American Citizen? This Simple Question Is Causing a Big Controversy.

    December 8, 2018

    Are You An American Citizen? This Simple Question Is Causing a Big Controversy.

    December 8, 2018

    In the quickly approaching 2020 Census, the Trump administration wants to know if you are ...

    Watch now
  • Nearly Half of U.S. College Students Don’t Get Enough To Eat

    December 1, 2018

    Nearly Half of U.S. College Students Don’t Get Enough To Eat

    December 1, 2018

    Here’s a shocking statistic: nearly half of all U.S. college students don’t get enough to ...

    Watch now

Latest

  • Are You An American Citizen? This Simple Question Is Causing a Big Controversy.

    December 8, 2018

    Are You An American Citizen? This Simple Question Is Causing a Big Controversy.

    December 8, 2018

    In the quickly approaching 2020 Census, the Trump administration wants to know i...

  • Are Politicians Not Trusting the Voters?

    December 8, 2018

    Are Politicians Not Trusting the Voters?

    December 8, 2018

    In Wisconsin, voters ousted Republican Governor Scott Walker for Democrat Tony E...

  • The Long Road to Recovery: “I died and came back. And I still wanted to get high.”

    December 8, 2018

    The Long Road to Recovery: “I died and came back. And I still wanted to get high.”

    December 8, 2018

    Sarah Kordenbrock’s addiction started when she was just 18 years old. She was pr...

  • Father of AFM Patient: You Never Think It Will Be Your Child, Until It Is

    December 1, 2018

    Father of AFM Patient: You Never Think It Will Be Your Child, Until It Is

    December 1, 2018

    A mysterious polio-like disease is sweeping across the country, paralyzing child...

  • Rep. Speier on #MeToo: We Have to “Keep Those Monsters in Check”

    December 1, 2018

    Rep. Speier on #MeToo: We Have to “Keep Those Monsters in Check”

    December 1, 2018

    The #MeToo movement rocked Capitol Hill last fall with allegations of sexual mis...

  • Nearly Half of U.S. College Students Don’t Get Enough To Eat

    December 1, 2018

    Nearly Half of U.S. College Students Don’t Get Enough To Eat

    December 1, 2018

    Here’s a shocking statistic: nearly half of all U.S. college students don’t get ...

  • Changing The Way Women Are Treated at Work

    November 24, 2018

    Changing The Way Women Are Treated at Work

    November 24, 2018

    Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce. Yet, many women say company cul...

  • A Company Paying Employees to Get Clean

    November 24, 2018

    A Company Paying Employees to Get Clean

    November 24, 2018

    The cost of addiction in America exceeds $700 billion annually. That’s due to lo...

  • The Long Road to Recovery: “I died and came back. And I still wanted to get high.”

    December 8, 2018

    The Long Road to Recovery: “I died and came back. And I still wanted to get high.”

    December 8, 2018

    Sarah Kordenbrock’s addiction started when she was just 18 years old. She was pr...

  • A Company Paying Employees to Get Clean

    November 24, 2018

    A Company Paying Employees to Get Clean

    November 24, 2018

    The cost of addiction in America exceeds $700 billion annually. That’s due to lo...

  • This Football Team is One of the Best in The Country. Is That Why No One Will Play Them?

    November 17, 2018

    This Football Team is One of the Best in The Country. Is That Why No One Will Play Them?

    November 17, 2018

    Baltimore’s St. Frances High School football team ranks among the top ten best i...

  • Landowners In the Border Wall’s Path: We Won’t Go Down Without a Fight

    November 10, 2018

    Landowners In the Border Wall’s Path: We Won’t Go Down Without a Fight

    November 10, 2018

    “Build a Wall,” was President Trump’s signature campaign promise in 2016. He eve...

  • More Undocumented Migrants Are Caught Here Than Anywhere Else. It’s Also Ground Zero for Migrant Deaths.

    November 10, 2018

    More Undocumented Migrants Are Caught Here Than Anywhere Else. It’s Also Ground Zero for Migrant Deaths.

    November 10, 2018

    More than 70 miles north of border is one of Border Patrol’s last lines of defen...

  • Migrant Caretaker: God Calls Us To Help Our Brothers and Sisters

    November 10, 2018

    Migrant Caretaker: God Calls Us To Help Our Brothers and Sisters

    November 10, 2018

    On a busy day, up to 500 migrants seeking asylum pass through the Catholic Chari...

  • Troops at the Border: A Stunt or Needed?

    November 10, 2018

    Troops at the Border: A Stunt or Needed?

    November 10, 2018

    The Rio Grande Valley in South Texas is the busiest border crossing for undocume...

  • Americans in Mexico to Follow Undocumented Spouses

    October 6, 2018

    Americans in Mexico to Follow Undocumented Spouses

    October 6, 2018

    More and more Americans are leaving the United States to live in Mexico. They’re...

  • December 1, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 1, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, a father explains his family's terror after his son...

  • November 24, 2018

    December 1, 2018

    November 24, 2018

    December 1, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, a business looking to change the way other companie...

  • November 17, 2018

    November 24, 2018

    November 17, 2018

    November 24, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, Florida voters agreed to give felons the right to v...

  • November 10, 2018

    November 17, 2018

    November 10, 2018

    November 17, 2018

    A special edition of Matter of Fact at the southern border, where landowners alo...

  • November 3, 2018

    November 10, 2018

    November 3, 2018

    November 10, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, Soledad O'Brien speaks with organizers looking to g...

  • October 27, 2018

    November 3, 2018

    October 27, 2018

    November 3, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, how do you drive minority voters to the polls? Turn...

  • October 27, 2018

    October 27, 2018

    October 27, 2018

    October 27, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, can Republicans run on protecting parts of Obamacar...

  • October 13, 2018

    October 20, 2018

    October 13, 2018

    October 20, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien, how do you turn climate change...