It was Andrew who came forward saying “We have a boy with five barley loaves and two fishes.” even though he knew it wouldn’t be enough.
God always expects us to do our part!
PS> (Philip, on the other hand, was totally lost and did not have an answer for Jesus when he asked, “How are we to feed so many?”
And what did Christ say to Andrew?
“Bring the boy to me.”
Christ is always in control in the Bread of Life Discourse in John. John doesn’t write so much history, etc. as the synoptic Gospels. Rahter — he writes theology! Every word in John is there for a reason.