Another one of those stories which people believe that they understand, this one the loaves and fishes feeding the multitudes. Philip answered with the mundane answer, as Jesus asked him. Andrew had another response, but not quite enough. Jesus knew what he was doing, though, and the meal produced more leftovers than the food they had to begin with!
This was following several other similar miracles which Jesus performed as he was traveling. Could it be that the effort here was to get people’s attention to what was happening beyond feeding five thousand?