"I have compassion for the crowd because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way—and some of them have come from a great distance."
"How can one feed these people with bread here in the desert?
How many loaves do you have?
A crowd of 4000 people had followed Jesus for three days and were starving but Jesus would not send them home as they will starve to death if they had to walk great distances back.
His disciple replied and asked Jesus how he could feed so many people with just a little bit of bread.